It begins!

I wanted to make this post yesterday but , after having got in after 11pm and with a 9am start the next morning (I know that sounds lame but I’m getting older and I like my sleep :P) I decided to leave it till later to write something about it. The weather was surprisingly amazing – which I as usual didn’t anticipate and came complete with jumper dress, tweed jacket and huge umbrella! The grounds looked frigging fantastic when blessed by the sun, which I hope I will see a lot more of in the 3 years I spend there!

One thing’s for sure – I will lose a heck of a lot of weight! I often get lost and the woods of RHUL are no exception – but with the scenic walk and hills (yes, I love hills), it’s quite fun to get lost if you don’t need to get anywhere too urgently.

I finally got my card made, running low on fuel after trekking around for an absolute age, and I got a little too excited that I can put money on it to purchase things – it also means I better not lose it any time soon!

I also met some nice people around the campus and at the postgraduate welcome – everyone is so open and friendly – in the picture gallery, and my, is that place splendidly ornate! I have really been spoilt in terms of eye candy and I can’t wait to get stuck in with everything!

Oop North – oops!

First of all, apologies for the delay in posting – I’ve been up north to Northumberland for a week as a little break before my PhD starts – I can’t believe I started this blog in April – poised in anticipation for the term to begin – it’s flown by, as clichéd as it sounds. I got a preview to the cold winds but rather glorious sunshine in a great holiday home overlooking the sea and managed to see some great sights in Almouth, Seahouses and Berwyck-on-Tweed (am guessing all these spellings btw). Loved Barter Books – the combination of fireplace, an onslaught of books and a train track that snakes through all the shelves – well, that’s me sold!

I’ll post up some pictures when I’ve got them off my phone – including broomstick training at Alnwick Castle. Also, I am writing a post on transhumanism due to an article I read in New Scientist (essential bathroom reading, haha!) and my long awaited review of the British Library event, Writing Britain. Thoroughly worth it!