So that’s that them the end to one of the best couple months of my life with some of the best people I’ve ever met. Academically challenging, culturally new and socially rewarding would be the three terms I would use to coin the previous few months I’m San Francisco.
A farewell to some great friends is certainly in order as the majority of the people I spent time with this semester were actually internationals from Europe and Austrilasia. We had an absolute cracking time together and I can’t wait to see them wherever it is we plan to get the “family” back together.
San Francisco is an absolutely wild city and I’ve enjoyed absolutely every second of it. Even when I’ve been on the 91 Owl being shouted at for actually having the cash to pay for a ticket. Fortunately I have myself a return ticket and will be heading back some time in late January. Next semester is going to be completely different. There will be a new bunch of people, a new season and new modules to study.
My flight home was absolutely vile, I’d had three hours sleep, an exam and was now to be on a cramped Virgin aircraft in between two strangers for ten hours with next to no chance of getting sleep. There is no hope for me. I’ve tried absolutely everything to try and get to sleep on aeroplanes from whisky to ear plugs and from pillows to extra seats. Nothing. They are too noisy, too uncomfortable and too disturbing.
For now though, I am home. I am completely content right here as I sit typing up my weekly blog post on my sofa sat next to my dog with my feet up. Christmas Day was brilliant yesterday as I indulged in mothers finest cooked dinner of the year and exchanged gifts with those who mean most to me. I’ve been down to my local and repeated the same San Francisco stories to the hundreds that have asked. I’ve also got my hands on an iPad mini. A surprise gift that I’ve supprinsingly really enjoyed using thus far. I’ve actually had it in for the mini until actually owning one but I’ve needed something to read e-books on for a long time and now I have something the right size and will encourage me to read rather than waste away watching trash TV with the boys in the flat. I’ve purchased myself the Great North Road for kindle and will be reading that for now.