I know I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front…and blamed it on work along with the rest of the bloggers – but I just wanted to reassure you that Imperial isn’t that bad! OK, you have to work fairly hard but it’s not like you don’t have any time to have a life. In fact, thats the problem for most people, there’s just so much going on in the centre of London you could never possible hope to have time for all of it.
So I thought I’d just make this blog post on whats actually happened in the last few days, no special events or deep thoughts on life…
So, Thursday evening last week. Everyone was getting a bit end-of-week-bored and no-one had the money or inclination to go out and do anything particularly requiring effort….so what did we do? Wrapped someone up in wrapping paper!
So next, Friday morning. I didn’t have a particularly early morning, so I was just mooching about, sorting out my folders and Skyping my boyfriend. Just as I came off the phone…I noticed a slightly weird noise…water dripping out of my ceiling!!
I nipped accross the road to tell the hall office about this turn of events, and luckily met the plumber in reception. So within 10 minutes the maintenance men were upstairs fixing the sink of the boys upstairs – can’t complain at that for good service! After this dramatic turn of events of the morning, I went into college for structural geology lecture and workshops.
Later on, jazz night at Reynolds. For those of you who don’t know, this is the medic’s (but open to everyone) bar in the basement of the hospital in Hammersmith. After you get over the weirdness of going into a hospital for a night out, its a really good atmosphere. When all the baby doctors graduate, they write their names all over the walls and ceiling in there. I know that most people have probably read an article written by a certain newspaper about Reynolds, but trust me – it really isn’t like that. To say the article was stretching the truth and slightly elaborating the details is the understatement of the century, and I think every single Imperial student would agree with me!
Finally – the weekend. After a relaxing Saturday doing pretty much n0thing, I got to see my boyfriend on Sunday! We had planned to hire some Boris bikes and cycle accross the 3 parks (Hyde Park, Green Park and St James Park) to see the remnants of the Palace of Westminster…but this didn’t all go quite to plan. After realising the Boris bikes weren’t working (after trying 5 terminals and ringing them up) we decided to enjoy the lovely weather and walk there instead. After getting there at half 3, we realised it shut at 4 and decided to just get the tube home. Wasn’t all bad though, we stopped off for cakes on the way!
Only slight downside to the weekend was that the water hadn’t stopped dripping through the ceiling, my towels were soaked and I discovered my bin wasn’t watertight! However, the lovely hall maintenance people came round first thing this morning, and it is definitely fixed now!
So, thats all from me for now, pancake day next!
PS – I’m not such a hopeless confused student that I didn’t realise it was pancake day yesterday, I’ve just spent so long getting the photos up on this blog and editting it all that by the time I’d finished, it was the day after pancake day!