This week I’ve been really settling into classes so there are not many pictures. I am on day 5 of insanity with a mix of friends from my hall.
Really big news I accepted my job offer from Disney land for January-may so my next adventure is planned ✈️🎡🎠
Funniest thing I made it to practice perfectly and ran into Sarah a girl who plays Quidditch back home for Brown (the other Rhode Island team) The world is seriously so small but it was nice to kind of know someone.
Watched the game in this bar, sadly it was a tie 15 to 15 in the final game meaning they will have a full rematch in a few weeks. Most sports would go to overtime but not this one so
So since last time I have done some stuff. Here is the highlight reel meaning the things I took pictures of for keeps not just snapchat.
My program invited us to lunch in the city to meet other Americans studying in Scotland.
This place was adorable. I had tomato soup veggie haggis and desert. The oddest thing was a few girls from uri were at my table one of whom I had met. They had a very different experiance than I did but I wanted to meet people not from ri
So I have done quite a bit in the past few days but have not taken many pictures. I’ll just have to use my words and supplementary internet photos.
I tried out for Rugby and was really lost but suppositly not terrible at it. The girls who tried out will all make the team and the majority of us went to the free body combat class right after. It was like kick boxing arobics, fall out boy style music and a women on mic telling us what moves to do.
Last night I played pool with a few friends in my hall didn’t win but sure had a good time.
Walking to the castle there was a group of bag pipers
Megan and I took the bus home after a fun day out.
Since the Harry potter tour I have moved to another country.
Here is my last day in London and the bus to scotland pics.
For my last day in london I didn’t want to spend money so I walked around Hyde park playing pokemon go and here are some of the sights.
The fountain was the beggining and it was beautiful to have my leftovers.
Cooking with not anything in the way of supplies means a questionable dinner.
Tomorrow Megan and I the whole orientation group will explore a castle.
So This was the only thing about my England trip that I planned way in advanced. I knew I wanted to do the Harry Potter studio tour. As a fan from childhood when my dad read the early books to me until now when I play on a muggle quiddtch team, Harry Potter has been a corner stone in my life. Ready for loads of pictures? I went with my friend Charlotte who I met at URI through our production of Vagina Monologues, she lives in England and did her exchange last year to my home school.
Puling up in the bus decorated to indicate you are going to this tour and nothing else (shuttle bus <3) I got my first pic, the outside sign showing the glory I would be experiencing for the next 5 hours.
There was a short speil about the tour and a little film of the main cast members welcoming us to the tour. The girl who was on a head set talking to us said we can take all the pictures we want and the average person takes 3 hours to go through the tour but feel free to take it at your own pace.
I saw the great hall and there is more detail in every single brick than there was in any of my AP portfolio art from high school. (well maybee that one pointilism piece that i did in sharpie for the sun set on desert trees but think of how many bricks and statues and tiles and junk there were in this movie series)
Can we have this at the next URI Yule ball? I feel like it would make it into the school paper. This ice sculpture was one of many food items that looked good enough to eat but were not ever meant for consumption.
I have to ask my mom for the proof but I should have this picture from flordia’s harry potter orlando ride. what a dork am I to like posing like statues 😛
Some Very memorable props, which one is the most you? I connected with the rita skeeter notebook/quill because she is my designated character according to URI quidditch due to my whimsey and the fact that I was doing nanowrimo during our regional weekend. (Constantly writing!!!) I did that to myself and wear the title as a honor.
I got to hold the key with wings. The man at the desk explained it was easier to catch the light on a few real ones than CGI the whole thing. how freckin cool is that?!? it was in my hand as well as like thoulsonds of others at this point.
It’s tempting to be mad chliche and change my profile picture to this but everyone knows i can stroll into 9 3/4 any time now.
(Funny story with no picture. I got a stamp book for the tour and embossed the stamps on. I wanted to put the platform 9 and 3/4 on my real passport but just in case it screwed anything up the attendent and Charlotte talked me out of it. Plus my real passport doesnt bend quite as well as the tour one did. )
And the tour ended with a gift shop, in the HoneyDukes section I got a sugar quil. This long lolly that was rather hard to eat. The paper needs to be cut back after a point to keep getting the candy into the body. Very good took me a few hours of sucking