So has yet another term reached its end and another holiday is here (or, holiday on paper, revision in reality [for most of us]). I’m heading back to Sweden and have just spent the evening finishing my packing and tidying up my room. I dare say it has never been this tidy, not even the first day when I more or less came, dumped my bag and eventually just let everything explode everywhere. The room seems much larger, not too surprisingly.
Anyhow, Sweden. I’ll be there for two weeks, and I have to admit that it feels slightly strange. Not the length, rather the going back phenomenon. I look forward to it, and there isn’t too much happening here atm, but there’s still something that confuses me. Already last term did I find it a bit foreign going back, as if returning to a dream world, and this time the feeling is even stronger. The fact that I’m going from one home to another plays a big role, not knowing which I rate higher that the other. It’s also much colder. I’ve spent quite a lot of the past week, once the last assignments were submitted, enjoying the sun. To my great surprise I’ve even managed to get a hint of a tan. I was considering to bring the weather with me in a jar, but gave up that idea. I’ll just have to become Swedish again (and also have a good reason to bring all my winter stuff back).
As mentioned in earlier post, the fencing teams took two golds during the BUCS finals, collecting in total 100 BUCS points for Imperial (about 1/5 of all IC points). This made Sport Imperial very happy and also very proud, so they decided to host a small party for us, where we got to meet the Rector and had some cake and champers. It was slightly surreal, but also very cool standing there. Head of Sport Imperial, Neil Mosely, had a small speech before we all started enjoying the massive cake and took yet another team photo.
That was on Wednesday. By Thursday afternoon I had submitted my last piece of course work and celebrated by walking to Hammersmith and bake chocolate cakes together with Richard, Olivier and Chris. I had got slightly surprised the night before when they told me about it, but it was definitely a great way to spend the afternoon. While waiting for the cake to bake in the oven we sat down and played Call of Duty, which I was pretty rubbish on but no one really cared. Overall, it has been a pretty good end of term though partly very intense (mostly due to fencing trips).
I will try to give you some type of update from Sweden, without ranting about how much I miss London’s spring weather
Also, if you just can’t get enough of Imperial Fencing: