This weekend I went to visit my friend Toby. He is my dearest school friend, and studies at Warwick University where he does a course called MORSE (wow, I rhymed!) I don’t know what it is. If you want to ask, leave a comment and I’m sure he will reply under the pseudonym ‘Fred’.
Warwick Campus is really pretty - it has lots of trees and grass, and is really big. One of the buildings even has grass growing on its roof! However, I didn’t actually go to it apart from when I went through on the coach, because we visited last time. Tobes actually lives in ROYAL Leamington Spa which is about 30 minutes away fromWarwick.
We got up to all sorts of silly things. For pudding we decided to make fairy cakes topped with melted chocolate and marshmallows. These were really yummy, and Toby got a bit flour-happy and made me look like I’d been rolling around in what we were cooking. We also made burgers.
The highlight of the weekend was the 21st party we went to on Saturday night. Toby got invited by a friend from Musical Theatre Soc and the theme was ‘fantasy’. Last time I was in Leam, we watched Grand Designs all night - this time we decided to party. Before I left London, I suggested that Toby go as an ogre, as I was going to be Puss-in-Boots. He decided to do so, and while his housemates were watching the X-Factor we made our costumes.
We’d looked up photos of Shrek and Puss-in-Boots, and decided I needed a sword. I made it out of newspaper and tin-foil. Toby cut up a lime green t-shirt and made his ears out of newspaper as well. In total, we paid £3.50 for the face paint. Everything else was free - fancy dress on a student budget! Toby had to stuff himself with a pillow to be fat, and spent most of the night squishing his tummy.
The party was hilarious. Toby-Shrek found himself a Fiona, and I got talking to a drama-student about sperm (don’t ask…I was only trying to go to the loo). I also had a photo taken of me by a guy dressed as a minotaur, and he promised he wouldn’t put it on Facebook…I’m sure he lied.
Neither of us really knew anybody except Janey (Tobes’ housemate) and you could really tell it was a drama-person’s party. The effort put into the fancy dress was inspirational - I’ve never been to a party with that many people in fancy dress, apart from a rather memorable 18th which I won’t go into now. We stumbled back to Toby’s house at 1.30 am, and Toby had to attempt to shower and get all the green off. He confided in me later that showering while under the influence is very difficult.
Luckily, neither of us felt too bad this morning, and were able to drag ourselves up for a fry-up. It’s a hard life.
On my way back this afternoon, we went through Coventry (this is where I caught the bus from). There was a really cool spiral walkway-thing and a pretty garden which we wandered through.
I know this blog is supposed to be about life as an IMPERIAL student…but life as a student often means visiting friends from school too. One of the nicest things about going away to see them (apart from seeing them, of course) is that you often meet people of a sort you don’t really get at Imperial. Of course, I’m talking about Non-Science Students. They are normal people too! And it’s quite refreshing being able to sit around a kitchen table and not talk about maths/science.
At the same time, it makes getting back to somewhere you can talk about maths/science really refreshing. You realise you…missed…it.
This is a nice video of me when Toby tried to take a photo of the mess I’d made while cooking. Notice how I pat the burgers. This makes them taste better.