||[Apr. 14th, 2006|04:49 pm]
My Study Abroad Adventure
Spring has finally come to England! There are daffodils everywhere, and the sun is shining, and it's absolutely gorgeous everywhere. |
Yesterday was our last day of classes (crazy, I know!), so we had a convocation ceremony at the village church, and then a big valedictory dinner with really good food and awards. I won the Principal's Award, which was surprising and happy and exciting all at the same time. Along with the certificate, they gave me this huge ceramic lion (and by huge I mean about 7 inches long by 5 inches high), but it weighs a lot, so I hope I can fit it in my suitcase and not have to carry it on the plane!
I suppose I should update you a bit on what's gone on since my last post....I don't have pictures right now, but oh well. I went to Brussels for a short weekend - just two days - and hung out in the Grote Market eating waffles and wandered around the city. Geraldine (my meet-a-mom) took Nancy and I to see John Wesley's house in Epworth, and then we had a big dinner with their cousins, which was really fun. This weeks was spent doing lots and lots of homework, and we put on a play (for which I was the stage manager) on Wednesday night. Today I slept in, went to Good Friday services, and then spent the day outside studying - which I'll probably do more of tonight.
It's hard to believe we leave in a week! I have two finals tomorrow, church and my last family dinner on Sunday, hopefully a bike trip to Belton house on Monday, then a day to finish studying and packing before our British Studies final Wednesday afternoon. And then it's all over!
Well, you know, besides the week of travelling through Prague, Vienna, and Munich, and then the two weeks at Taize.
Alright, I'm off to dinner and more British Politics studying...Happy Easter!