Tuesday, 19 January 2010

The Traveller Returns

One of my nieces went to Denmark 12 months ago as a Rotary Exchange student.
Sunday night we went to Melbourne Airport to wait for her return.
Lew, Floss, Frosty and I waited, leaping every time the doors from Customs and Immigration opened!

Caitlin was 15 when she left, and very nervous and frankly a skinny child...

This woman returned to us!!!!

She has had a fabulous time in Denmark, and is planning to return for her Uni studies...(and she put on 12 kgs and grew a foot taller!)

This is the Travelling Quilt I made for her to take away with her. It is Aussie quilt labels with red or blue triangle edges on each block then gold or green sashing.

Friends and family wrote on lots of the labels, and she says the quilt is now covered with memories of her travels.

Welcome home Caity!!!!


Missie Krissie said...

I was a rotary exchange student to Denmark as well! I left in 2002 and came back in 2003, do you know what part of Denmark she was in? God it seems like a long time ago now! I've had a lot of visits from my friends and host families tho, which was so great! The last was in Nov last year. How did she go with the language? It's quite hard and sounds like they speak with something in their mouth :)
I also came back several kilos heavier! LOL

Lynda said...

It is NEVER 12 months........I remember all the activity of you making her traveling quilt before she left.....but was that really 1 whole year ago??????