okay so i know its been a while but i honestly have been soo busy with my class! ive been slacking on keeping track of everything ive done so heres my best recollection of my life for the past week.
Sunday: We didn't end up going on the bus tour because everyone had a lot of stuff to do so i woke up very early and worked on my essay for a while in the morning. then me and a few of my flatmates went to harrods which was a lot of fun. it was soo busy and crazy in there because it was the last day of their big sale. my favorite part was definitely the food section because they have like everything you could ever want! i had some self-control and didn't buy anything except for 2 chocolate truffles which were delicious :) after that we went to zara and i bought this really cute skirt for 10 pounds! and then we went to starbucks and hung out for a bit. by that time it was around 6pm and so we headed back to our dorm and met up with a bunch of people at a pub called shakespeare's head to watch the world cup. it was such an exciting, long game but i was very sad holland didnt win.
Monday: woke up early again to finish my essay and then just went to lecture and class. my class requires a lot of reading so most of my time has been spent reading a textbook which isn't my favorite thing to do.
Tuesday: nothing too exciting once again because my midterm was on Wednesday so i had to get caught up on all the reading and study. studying was so weird because it was only a week and a half into the class and i already had an exam.
Wednesday: i took my midterm at 9am and im not really sure how it went. they grade everything very differently over here so its up in the air but ill keep you updated once i find out which shouldnt be until like wednesday. right after my midterm i decided to walk around for a little bit just to get some fresh air which was really nice. then i came back to my dorm and chilled for a little bit before starting my homework (yes it never stops). around 6pm i met up with a bunch of northeastern people and we all went to the absolut ice bar which was soo cool!! you have to buy a ticket that lets you in there for 40 mins because its below freezing in there and i can't imagine being there any longer. it was defitinely an awesome experience because everything was made of ice (even the glasses and the bar). we took tons of pictures so you should check them out. then i just came back and did some more homework.
Thursday: i went to lecture and class as normal (except my class teacher went over by like 15 mins which was annoying) and then went out for happy hour drinks with michelle and nicole. the drinks were sooo tasty!!! then i came back and made some dinner and actually had so much work to do that i did that all night. i also had to do my co-op brochure and evaluation and update my resume which took longer than i thought it would but i got it done!
Friday: Went to lecture then came back to my flat and skyped with my sister for like an hour which was sooo nice! we booked our flight to venice and all of our hostels so pretty much the only other things we have to do is get our train tickets and figure out what we want to do in each city. im so excited for this trip especially after all the studying ive been doing lately. then i went to class and my teacher held us over a half an hour, which is just crazy considering the fact that my class ends at 5pm and its a friday! but whatever, so then i went back to my flat to pregame with my flatmate michelle, eat dinner and get ready. then we went on this riverboat of the Thames river which was really fun! i actually didnt put my battery in my camera before i left so i didnt take any pictures but michelle did so im going to get them off of her. after that we went to a few random places (ended up spending wayy too much in cabs ugh) but ended up going to a club where our friends were. it was really fun too! we somehow managed to find a night bus that took us near our dorm and then stopped at cottage chicken (so random) and got "chips" aka french fries.
Saturday: i had a really hard time sleeping on friday night (well i guess it was more like saturday morning by the time we got home). i think that my allergies are really effected by the constant change in weather over here. ive been really stuffy and sneezing for the past few days but hopefully i didn't catch anything. a bunch of us went to the british museum after breakfast which was huge! its free admission which was wonderful because everything else in london is super expensive. after the museum me and michelle went to topshop on oxford street. its 5 floors and has soo many clothes its crazy. i actually got a dress for 10 pounds from there and its super cute (ill probably wear it tomorrow). then i just came back, made some dinner and relaxed for a bit. i should probably get ready for tonight because we still dont know what were going to do!
tomorrow were going sightseeing and i have tons of reading/ another paper to write but hopefully i can actually stay on top of the blog this week.