Monday, March 15, 2010

The Adventures Continue...

I am so, so sorry I haven't updated in a long time.  It's just that so far, I haven't done too much different from last semester.  We've gone to Stonehenge and Salisbury, went to a Rugby and a football match, and are now in the thick of doing papers and attempting to get all our work done on time.  Of course, there have been a few different events so far this semester.  One, was my birthday!  Turning 21 in England probably wasn't as climactic as it would have been in the states, and because it was only 2 weeks into the new semester, I wasn't sure how many people would come out to celebrate.  I was pleasantly surprised however, even my flat mates threw me a nice dinner and when a lot of people showed up to celebrate that weekend.  It was a great start to the new semester!

I have also been to Bristol with my Shakespeare class to see a performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was absolutely amazing.  It is a very funny play, but the performance was hysterical and I'm so glad we went.  We are also seeing Julius Caesar, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, and Antony and Cleopatra at different points throughout the semester.  So excited!

Last week, we I went with a few of my friends to see a Bristol City Football match against the Doncaster Rovers.  Bristol City lost 5-2, but it was an exciting game with lots of goals and lots of bad calls by the referee!  The crowd started to get a bit rowdy, but that only added to atmosphere and made it a really fun day.

This past weekend was really fun, because two of my friends and I went on an adventure to Glastonbury, about 2 hours away from Bath by bus.  There, they have a Tor, a tall tower on the top of hill, as well as the remains of a ruined Abbey were it is rumored King Arthur is buried.  It was a really fun day and I'm sure we'll be making random trips again.

We are off to Oxford this weekend for our week-long residential.  And then, straight after we get back, I'm off with four friends to Florence and Barcelona for spring break.  I'll definitely have more to post then!  

Here are some pictures from my second semester in Bath!