Stockholm in the summer is absolutely amazing. Walking around in town you see people dressed in summery dresses, colourful shorts and trendy t-shirts, with sunglasses on and sometimes an ice cream or a coffee in their hands. I love this place. A lot of the sun reaches the streets and everything is bathing in sunlight, people are happy and optimistic. The harbours are always busy with everyone looking for a light sea breeze. I’m meeting a friend for lunch and another group of friends for dinner. I’m really enjoying this, it just seems to go my way. I try to take the opportunity to avoid stress. I’ve planned much less than I usually do, and I’m loving it. Before lunch I’m going to enjoy the weather, try to capture the atmosphere with my camera and sit down somewhere and read a book. Oh lovely life.
June 2011 Monthly Archives:
I’ve now had a week of holiday. A week without revision, without any project. It’s an odd feeling, but I’ve kept myself busy (apart from Saturday, which I’d planned to spend doing nothing). On Sunday I was faffing around in the room, somehow trying to back down as much as possible of my stuff. I can’t say I succeeded very well, it still looks about as messy, the bags are filled and I have more that I need to put down. Though that problem is left to later. My family arrived to London on Monday, and I spent the evening and Tuesday with them. They left to start a mini England-tour for universities visits and I stayed behind. Wednesday came with a full day on Thorpe Park together with ISE peeps. My brother had made the guess that since we were 12 people, we would split up into groups, but no – not this ISE lot. Despite rain and queues without any shelter it was a great day (though I’ll have to remember to bring a spare set of dry socks next time…)!
Thursday came and I was suddenly facing the last full day in halls. Judging by my part of the room I’m still in denial about it, but the fact remains. Chandni and I had long planned to try out a lemon cake recipe so as soon as we were up and running we occupied the kitchen. While the cake was in the oven my house mates and I went for a short house hunt. All four of us are finished with everything, and we had a great time just hanging out between the house viewings. Once back in halls, the cake was finished and Chandni and I made our way to watch Drama Soc’s interpretation of Alice in Wonderland. It was supposed to be on Queen’s lawn, but due to weather conditions it was moved inside. It was definitely a nice last evening with my room mate!
I’m now on a train on my way to Bristol, where I’m going to meet my family and go for a weekend in Cornwall. I have another week before I start working. After this family weekend I’ll be spending a couple of days back in Sweden, and then London remains my base.
For those of you who still have exams: GOOD LUCK!
To the rest of you: enjoy your holidays!
I’ve been trying to write this post a couple of times, and I just can’t write something that does the topic justice. The topic brings two words to mind: independence and sharing interests and passions. I would want to explain these, the clichés stop me.
There is so much that has happened during the past year, and I’ve got my last exam today. In a week’s time I’ll have to say good bye to my roommate Chandni. It feels surreal. What has university meant to me, so far? Great friendships, new experiences, heaps of information and knowledge and sometimes a mood-roller coaster. It feels like much more than 10 months since I moved here.
For all the prospect students out there, you’ve got a lot to look forward to!