The first week and a half in February was holiday time for the kids, however for hort workers that actually means more work because you have to care for the kids the whole day rather than just the afternoon. However holiday time also means that we do trips with the kids. Some of the trips that I helped with were going to watch "Melodie des Meeres" at the cinema, watching the carnival parade and ice-skating. I must admit that I did get homesick at this time. I think the freezing cold weather and lack of christmas spirit definitly doesn't help. However fortunately I had friends to come and visit me, we went to Berlin for a day (there are very good and cheap connections between Halle and Berlin) and also the seminar at the end of the month to look forward too. For my project this month we learnt "The wheels on the bus" and vocabulary for parts of the body. I only did two "Englisch Eckes" because of the holiday programme and the seminar in Dresden.