This weekend held the most weird and interesting of St Andrews traditions. I have briefly mentioned academic families to you all. Raisin Weekend is a celebration of these families. The tradition goes as such: third and fourth year students 'adopt' Freshers and Study Abroad students (JSAs and JYAs), to be their 'children'. Their job is basically to help their children get acquainted with university life.
We exited the quad, had our mum take pictures of us and then made our way back to hall. I had to be careful to not dirty my room with foam while I was getting out of my foam covered clothing. That took some skill. I managed, and realised I was quite quite tired. So after lunch I took a nice long nap.
And that, was Raisin Weekend--the craziest of St Andrews traditions.
More pictures here.
To start off this entry and to explain my excitement in the title, I have to let you all know that I have never seen the snow before and have never ever watched it snow. And with you knowing that, I'll begin...
The view from my window as I watched my first snowfall!
More pictures now here!
This past week was reading week over here. Reading Week is a week's break from classes, meant for students to catch up on reading and other work. Most people however, go home or go travelling. A few of my friends went to Berlin, a couple went to London, another went to Ireland and few others travelled around Scotland a bit.
I'm away from the US, but somehow I don't think I can ever truly be away. The US is everywhere in the world, on TV and in the newspapers. Sadly, when you're actually in the US the existence of this outside world is barely noticed or acknowledged.
EDIT: The UK papers a day later.
I know this entry is a bit delayed, but I was too tired on Sunday and busy on Monday and well.... anyway, Halloween...