Yesterday we left Salomons Center after a week-long study break. It was a good week, I roomed with my good friend Marie, the trees were beautiful, and it was a good change of pace. Although we did not do anything other than school… In six days I read a novel, a shakespeare play, worked on some research, and wrote 3 papers. It was pretty crazy. But now I feel accomplished/relieved. The above picture is on the grounds at the center (I took it on my run/study break). Some highlights from Salomons: really huge organ and a water tower with a view of the Hundred Acre Woods! (Winnie the Pooh anyone?) After our papers were finished we watched V for Vendetta… I had never seen it before but it was fitting for the day.
After we left Salomons center we took the coach to Greenwich. The harbor was beautiful! We went to the museum and stood on the Prime Meridian! Which is pretty much an arbitrary line when you think about it, but cool nonetheless. Before getting back on the bus we walked through the park and found a cool place to get some fish and chips. I am not the biggest fan, but these ones were pretty good.
After a short bus ride we were back in London. Once we were all settled back into our new rooms at the Celtic (I am in room 12 with three roommates, a charming room with four beds and too much unnecessary furniture) Marie, Rachel and I went to starbucks to enjoy a warm drink in the new Christmas cups. We stayed for awhile talking and unwinding from the week. Last night we went to the theatre to see ‘The Train Driver’, it was interesting, but I think the Q&A with the director was the highlight… I was really tired which could have altered my opinion of the production.