Life in Leeds has been going very well; classes keep me very busy, as does travel. I've traveled to Africa--how cool is that? I mean, I only visited one country, but I'm very interested in exploring more parts of the continent based on my brief vacation there. I had a dear friend of mine visit me back in November, and we went on a wild and crazy tour of Edinburgh and London (well, not so wild and crazy, but it was fun!). I visited Swansea in October, which is the Wales equivalent to the awkward middle child (right up there with Madrid). I also spent a day in Saltaire, a world heritage site near Leeds with a pretty cool mill-turned-arts-center. And, as far as musical ventures go, I've seen a bunch of cool acts and went to the opera for the first time in four and a half years. Whoo!
There are many more adventures to recount, of course, and hopefully I can get myself motivated to cover everything in better detail. Since I have a huuuuuge backlog of posts (yes, I'm planning to do detailed posts of almost everything since October of last year--'yikes, she's bonkers!'), I hope to churn out a whole lotta posts in a relatively short amount of time. I figure I'd try this before my workload increases and I have a reasonable excuse to neglect this blog yet again.
But, yes; life is pretty great, and I'm having a good time here. As a sort of reconciliation, here's a pic of a burger phone from a local antique shop near my flat.
|Looks good enough to eat!|