I got my room packed today. I looks like I can fit most of my things in my luggage without going over the weight restrictions. I do need to leave a small bag with my friend, but I will get it when I see her in August.
It’s a bit weird packing up. I’m ready to go home to see my family, but in many ways I feel like I just got here. All of my exams are done, I’ve said goodbye to people and gone into town for a last time.
It’s been a good semester. Not only were the classes good (3rd best Literature and Language department in the UK, after Oxford and Cambridge (
according to The Guardian)) but people were nice and I made some good friends.
After a nice cup of coffee and a three hour conversation with the lovely Jessika and Annie, we went by the Friary Shopping Centre in town because I needed to try bubble tea and Annie needed sandals.
I ended up trying the coconut tea with the regular tapioca bubbles. The first half of it was AMAZING but it did get a bit too much at the end. I wish regular wasn’t their smallest size, because I think a small would have been just perfect for this flavour.
I got myself some University of Surrey t-shirts today as a memento of my semester here. The university shop had two for £10.
I knew I wanted a grey one (ok, the picture doesn’t show the colours that well), I just wasn’t sure what other colour I wanted.
The dark blue one seemed like one of the nicest colours available.
After having finished all of my exams for this semester, a day of sleeping in and doing nothing of importance was amazing.
I did go to the grocery store, where they had Ben And Jerry’s at half price at £2.24. That is less than half price (almost a third) of what it costs in Denmark, so I took advantage of this offer while I still had the chance.
What a great way of spending my first day of the summer holidays: sleeping in, walking in the sunshine, eating B&J, and watching TV shows.
While I might not care much for sports, and my national team didn’t even quality for the world cup, a pub filled with football fans and beer is a lovely way to celebrate having done my last exam of the semester. Especially since most people seemed to cheer for Germany, so people around me were happy.
The atmosphere was amazing at the university pub and a post-exam beer was just what I needed to get down from my exam-stress-high.
I had my (perhaps) last visit to the bookshelves at the university library today
Tomorrow is the last exam of this semester, so I have (mostly) been focusing on preparation today.
Right about now I just want it over with.
2 hours and 2 questions tomorrow afternoon and I will be on summer holidays!
And it is going to be AMAZING!
I went to a foam party at the university club last night and it was awesome.
Well… Soap in eyes isn’t awesome and I did end up helping three people getting their eyes washed, but dancing around with foam up to our knees, and at one point up to our mid-thighs, was fun! And so was throwing foam at each other and making foam hats on each other’s heads.
When we went home it was POURING down, but that was actually pretty nice. Not only was this full mooned, thundery Friday 13th rainy, but it was warm as well, so we weren’t freezing, and it was really nice getting most of the foam washed off before going home.
Right now I’m kind of happy that the girl I share a bathroom with has already gone home so that I can leave my clothes to dry/drip off in the shower.
In my first week here I decided to save a note in a book in case I needed it in my last weeks here.
Today I needed to get cash out, but didn’t want to get too much out since I’m only here for a bit more than a week and I would have to pay the fee for getting cash out.
Ta-da! I remembered the £20 I hid in a book. Perfect!!
Past me was so nice!
Tonight I went to the advance screening of The Fault in Our Stars with my friend Annie.
I was really excited since I had read the book. This is one of the most faithful adaptations I have EVER watched and it made it unto film SO WELL!
The acting was brilliant! Such great performances.
And since it was a special advance fan screening we got a lanyard and a special edition movie poster, as well as seeing the “The Night Before Our Stars” Q&A session with the cast, author, director and producer. It also included the deleted scene cameo of the book’s author John Green.
And yes, I cried. -though not as much as all the teenagers that seemed to be sobbing every fifteen minutes. That kind of burst my movie magic bubble from time to time.
I can highly recommend that you go see this film when it comes out! (In Denmark it’s out today, the UK has to wait another week)
Thank you, to whoever took this picture! (I’m in the maroon shirt to the left)
Today was time for the group picture. Unfortunately not everyone could make it. Some had already gone home and others had made plans for the day.
The group of us that did make it gathered in front of the Stag sculpture at the entrance to the university.
The evening was beautiful, sunny and warm, perfect for the group photo.