Today you get pictures! That's right--tell yourself how lucky you are!
Today, aside from being picture-for-the-reader day, was also orientation at LMU (London Metropolitan University) and then a meeting with Michael. The LMU meeting basically told us have fun, but remember that you have school too. It was about 50/50 on the fun/school part. Interesting. I have my student ID card as well as my class schedule. I have classes Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but my Tuesday class is an art class for study abroad students. Hopefully that won't be terribly academically challenging! In the meeting with Michael, we talked about things we were going to be doing in the future, like our weekend trips, and stuff like that. In between those meetings, a bunch of us walked down Holloway Road to find something to eat. I ended up getting something to eat here, Marks & Spencer.
It looks like a regular clothing store, but in the back there is a little grocery where you can buy food. So we bought lunch there and ate outside on a bench. Here is the site from right out side of M&S.
This pub was also just across the way from M&S)
(Daddy, I don't know why exactly, but this reminded me of you!)
After the meetings, I got to looking at a map. The tube right to the University didn't take very long at all, so my mind figured that Holloway Road couldn't be too far from Pentonville Road where I'm staying. So I got out my little London A-to-Z book and did some research. It looked do-able, and after going down only one wrong street, we found our way back to Nido! In addition to the 45 minute walk back to the dorm, we found a few gems: a bookstore not two blocks from the University (my favorite!), a type of dollar store (except it was a 1 pound store), and a Tesco (a shopping center, probably somewhere between an Aldi's and a Giant, but much smaller than either of those). Also on our way home, we crossed Regent's Canal. So pretty!
Did I mention I did all of that in heels??? I should get a prize! I wasn't planning on doing a ton of walking today, so the boots I wore made sense. Somewhere half-way down Caledonian Road, my feet started to burn. Of course I had promised my roommate that I could in fact walk in them, so I kept quiet until the distance between us grew very noticeable. So much for the walking in the boots theory I brought with me! Maybe, by the end of this week, my feet will be so numb, that I won't notice the pain! There's a thought!
Tomorrow is more orientation at the University. I think I'd like to try to hit Regent's Park or maybe the British Museum after. I'll keep you posted!
Well, I guess I'll get ready for bed. My roomie goes to bed a bit earlier than I do...it's only 8:15 pm here. Hmm... I don't know what I'm going to do about that. Perhaps pack up and head to a study area's on the second floor of the dorm building. But before I sign off, what is a blog from London without a sign for the Underground?