… when you have a cold! Yes people, I would love to tell you about all the marvellous cultural and historical things I saw on the weekend, but I spent it tucked up on the couch in front of the telly. Frankly weekend television is no more stimulating here than it is in Australia! However I did get to see the exclusive announcement: Delta Goodrem and Brian McFadden are a couple! (He is a former member of Irish boy band Westlife; bit scruffy if you ask me – Rachel, a teacher here, would say that he needs a good tubbin’!) They ‘came out’ before the papparazi could do it! Very exciting stuff… I am sure your lives are richer for knowing this!
However before I get sick I did go out with the English staff for dinner. On Thursday night we went to a groovy place called ‘Back to the 60s’ which had a great atmosphere, and really bad food! Thankfully the conversation was great. Afterwards a few of us went to a hotel near by to see a group of people firewalking for charity, as you do…
On Friday night I went to see a movie with Heather, another staff member. We saw Closer which was … odd! Very intense. At the end I think all I wanted to do was to bang the heads of the characters together and tell them to get over themselves! Its the kind of film you admire rather than actually like!
Today the big news was that it snowed! It was icy on the roads as I drove in (although it had melted on the bits I was on), and as I walked across the quad I kept slipping. It was like walking on an ice rink. During the first lesson it began to snow, although it melted once it hit the ground. Very exciting! The students were amazed that this was the first time I had seen snow fall. Everyone is hoping we get a few inches of snow tonight so we don’t have to come in tomorrow! Of course, I am really not well enough to go out and stand in it… *sigh*
Am off to the Prime Minister’s Question Time at the British Parliament on Wednesday, which should be an interesting day! Will post more about this later.