First day of classes was today! A little overwhelming, especially after our first night out being last night. We went on a very long trek after dinner in search of wine and finally found it at the 4th store we tried. We all got a bottle of some kind of cheap pink wine (obviously) and everyone came to my room to play cards and swap stories about UNH! We went to a club called Fez where they were playing 90s themed music. There was a £5 cover charge unfortunately, and when we got there it was practically empty. We freaked out a little bit, but got a few drinks and it started to fill up very quickly. We did a couple “cheers to being in England” shots, met some interesting locals, and even got a little dancing in! One of the girls even had a romantic fairytale moment with a boy she met involving frolicking on forbidden grass (there’s a lot of that here). Since there is an amazing Greek place right next door to our dorm (and walking by/ignoring the smell is nearly impossible) we stopped in on our way back. We got chicken nuggets, which is probably the most american thing we could have ordered 😂
I was so tired, but for some reason I kept on waking up all night. I can’t tell anymore if it’s jetlag, the noise outside, or nerves. Either way I’m glad that I’ll have time for a nap today :)
My first history class was today (British Monarchy and it’s Challenges), and I think I was just as anxious leaving the class as I was going in. I was glad to have found the room without getting lost, and my class ended up only having 4 girls in it. The teacher is British, and seems pretty nice. 2 of the girls in my class are history majors, so they were pretty much spitting out information the entire time (half of which, I honestly have never heard in my life). Part of me knows that once I start reading I’ll get the hang of it, but it was pretty intimidating being one of the people in the room with the least knowledge on the subject.
Anyways, I’m done for the day besides tea time at 4, and dinner at 6:30!!