This Friday was the amazing Snow Ball, with everyone looking exceptionally glamorous and dapper. We all got dressed and headed down to the SU for a brilliant evening, with a fake snow machine, a live band and even hot food vans waiting outside as well as professional photos which will be a lovely way to remember the first term. The marquee outside of the Student Union was heated, so was a big relief to walk into after the cold walk down to the SU, particularly as it was a full moon meaning very chilly weather indeed.
Me and the house-mates all dressed up :)
In Geography news on Friday we looked at cloud identification, which was brilliant fun as on my way back to the halls on campus I tried to identify every cloud I saw from cirrus to strato-cumulus. In my practical on Thursday I felt like a proper geographer for once. I got to use a gravelometer, wear a face-mask, ear-plugs and rubber gloves and sort sediment sizes like a pro; it was a good day. My course-mate, Polly and I, then went to a research seminar afterwards to listen to a talk about "Winning the Peace" to do with post-conflict clean up etc. which was interesting.
My house-mate Helen also got me, finally, to go on the carousel in town, haha.
A very blurry photo but the idiot in front waving her arms about like a loon is me!
There was also a gorgeous golden eagle hanging around outside the Roman Baths, part of a charity raising money for a bird sanctuary I believe. The eagle didn't miss a trick though. Every time someone moved he was watching like a hawk, or should that be eagle? :P
Such a stunning creature!
Amid all the assignments due, which are now done, the Christmas-present wrapping and other Uni things I've been so behind with my letter-writing so a big apology to everyone who hasn't had a reply to their letters or Christmas cards, I will be better next term, I promise!
I hope everyone's having a brilliant weekend, and looking forward to Christmas. Not long now guys!