Wednesday, January 13, 2010

helloooooooo BIG ben.

I am in love with my city! There are literally no words to describe how happy I am to be here. I am so grateful for this amazing opportunity I have to be here! Today was my Friday day of classes and I think i am going to surprisingly enjoy all of them. I woke up at 7:30 and went down to breakfast and had my usual two bananas and two amazing yogurts! I love the yogurt here.. it's so different then the US's. (I have a feeling I will be blogging a lot about food... as eating is my favorite activity!) Then at 8:45 I had my first class which was classic civ. Dr.Macfarlane was in Naples receiving an award so we were assigned to go look at two beautiful churches that are each about a block away and compare them. I think they are both fantastic!

I then had my international relations class which I am least excited for but none the less... still excited. Then my favorite class, great works of British literature in their cultural context. I don't know if it's the class I like or my professor. Dr. Susan Howe is just about the funniest lady I have ever met. In class she gave us a history lesson/timeline of the different periods of writing with a bunch of information on the royalty. While she was talking about King James I she said and I quote, " He was kind of a pompous ass". I knew from that second she was going to be my favorite!

After class we went and picked up a few things we needed. I bought a straightener because sadly my all time favorite one blew up, literally, the first day we were here, sad story! I also bought a new Nike running jacket because it has been freezing and my BYU Idaho sweatshirt isn't quite cutting it.
We then had devotional and I found out that I am going to be in the Catford ward across the "river Thames" haha not the Thames river. Dinner tonight was amazing! We had cordon blue and it was the best I have ever tasted! I could really get used to having someone cook for me.
After dinner we took the tube to get to the play, The lady in Black, but we were two minutes too late so we walked around and had some gelato and was very good! It was still pretty early so a few of us decided that we would go see Big Ben and Parliament! We exited the tube and it was literally right in front of us!
After seeing it I now feel like I am actually here! I'm in London! I have been waiting so long to say that and I still have four lovely months to say it! I never want to leave.

Me, Audrey, Jen and Emma at Big Ben!


Molly said...

Hey, your mom told me about your blog and how you are in London. I am so jealous of you! I spent a few days in London when I went on a study abroad in 2008. It was for art history and we went to Greece, Italy, Spain, France, and England. London is definitely one place I want to visit again! I'm glad you are loving it!

- Molly Fite

Kristy said...

Soooooo fun to be updated on your European Education. Sounds like you've been taken hook, line and sinker. I'm proud of you my dear...sounds like you are loving every minute of it. Think of you often. Love you. Dad

Kristy said...

I am so grateful that you are blogging about your experiences, as I miss talking to you. This really keeps us up to date. I am so happy for you Macy. Enjoy every minute. Love you, Mom

Marilyn said...

The Parliment building is one of my favorites, I have never been inside but next trip! My Great great grandfather was sent to Europe by Brigham Young to study the architecture for the SL Temple. He said that the English buildings were outrageous with all of their decoration. I am sorry Trueman, I just can't agree with that! I love it ALL!!!!