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Monday, monday

‘Ello, lovelies! Today was our first day of classes. Our professors have been kind enough to ensure that classes on Mondays don’t begin until the afternoon, to allow some recovery (and homework) time for people who travel on the weekends. It was nice to be able to relax a bit this morning, and get some extra reading in. :)

The class I’m taking (Introduction to Literature), will focus on five different works: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis; Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling; and The Hobbit and Leaf by Niggle by J.R.R. Tolkien. In studying each of these works, we will also discuss the lives of each of the authors, in addition to how each work incorporates elements of faith. (In summary: it’s going to be a great class. ;) )

After class, Regan and I knocked around the town centre for a while before stopping for dinner at Bon Appetit. This place is excellent for university students on a budget: everything they sell costs only 99 pence! (That’s roughly equal to $1.64.) They don’t have a large selection of items, but that’s a non-issue. When you’re getting food for that cheap, you don’t complain about selection.

IMG_1445They even give you fairly large portions for the price. I had sausage and mashed potatoes (known to some as bangers and mash). This meal has been on my British bucket list ever since we first learned about English customs in British Literature class in high school. The verdict: a simple, filling, tasty meal. It doesn’t score too high on the nutrition scale, but I still enjoyed eating it.

Looks unappetizing, but tastes delicious.

Looks unappetizing, but tastes great.

Oh! Exciting news! Yesterday, 2 June 2013, marked the 60th Anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Last year, the country of England celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – the 60th anniversary of her reign — by adding an extra bank holiday to the traditional schedule, in addition to various royal tours and ceremonies. (When Her Majesty first became ruler, they held back her coronation a full 16 months to allow proper mourning for the death of her father, King George IV.) This year’s celebration is to be a bit more low-key, but surely will encompass the same grandeur of any celebration of royalty.

Well, folks, that’s all for today. I hope you have a wonderful evening, afternoon…whatever time of day it is that you’re reading this. ;)

Blessings,

Taylor

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