‘There is something in the air’ – OurWarwick
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‘There is something in the air’

Well as you can see, it didn’t take long for our neighbours to completely out-do us in terms of Christmas decorations… 62_tree.jpg 62_a.jpg

Grudges aside, I must admit, their efforts are quite impressive, even if it did take them an entire evening to collectively cut out hundreds of intricate paper snowflakes…dedication if ever I saw it!

There is definitely a Christmas vibe in the air which was particularly detectable as my friend and I wondered around the hugely popular and festive Christmas market in Leamington Spa today. photo_1_1a.jpg 1471851_1***** *** ***_81976590_n.jpg The market is currently in Leamington every Sunday from the 18-23December, and runs down the entire strip of The Parade. From speciality produce and festive foods, to jewellery, clothes and even tea-cup rides, there’s really something for everyone and it’s certainly a nice escape from looming essays and work in the run-up to the end of term. photo_6.jpg What’s lovely about living in halls is that you really do find yourself getting to know such a wide range of people from differing backgrounds, cultures and nationalities. In doing so, you will see that your groups of friends quickly begin to extend to surrounding flats and floors. The multicultural vibe is something which I think is quite unique to Warwick and is something I definitely love about it here, particularly as a linguist! Not only does it mean that if I find myself struggling on a particularly hard grammar exercise, I don’t have to walk far in order to seek help, but it’s also an amazing opportunity to fully embrace such a huge collection of different cultures… ‘Latino Night’ at flat 62…tapas, mojitos, sangria and even (yes you saw right)…salsa dancing! 1381894_626599074057334_967332622_n.jpg 1377001_626599157390659_1098141429_n.jpg Mediterranean Pub Crawl… ab.jpg

…gli Italiani…

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Halloween was another event taken very seriously by the second floor and one I forgot to mention in my previous post. Essentially the Halloween Ball run by the SU was just another opportunity for us to completely go all-out in terms of dressing up. This not only required me to attempt the very challenging task of doing a guy’s make-up numerous times, but also included crazy contact lenses, fake tattoos and A LOT of talcum powder…

994050_629843947066180_648232957_n.jpg 1391738_629844657066109_1130449807_n.jpg Flat 60, best flat of all 🙂 Another relaxing but perhaps less obvious evening is one spent at Warwick Arts Centre. Having recently watched a radical, post-modernist production of the Headlong and Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company’s ‘1984’ by George Orwell, as well as the simply hilarious, ‘An Evening with Jack Dee’, I was pleasantly impressed. It is definitely worth keeping an eye out for what’s going on at the arts centre. Whether it is theatre, opera, film, music, visual arts, comedy or even dance, I have noticed that there is always large variety of things on which I would definitely recommend checking out; especially as student tickets are often incredibly reasonable in comparison to standard rates. http://www.warwickartscentre.co.uk/events/ sendimage.jpg As an art fanatic, I am quite surprised with myself that I have not yet found time to visit The Mead Gallery’s current exhibition of ‘The World Turned Upside Down.’ This is definitely something I will aim to do before the end of term and hopefully can feed back on in my next post! A presto!

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