19 November 2006
Snow in Scotland!
Today when I walked into our living room, I was greeted with my flatmate announcing "Snow!" Not snow in the city of Glasgow, but out on the hills/mountains. It is actually a pretty impressive sight in real time... afraid my camera doesn't do the effect justice. It's like looking at another snowy world from your window. Winter has come through the front door, but it hasn't quite settled in... it's not like it's sitting in your favourite chair and eating your cookies yet. I'm reserving judgement on how better/worse this is going to be from a Canadian winter - when the girl downstairs from Winnipeg is complaining already that she feels cold, you know that there's something to it.
Last week was super busy for me, catching up on labs I had to redo. On top of that it rained all week, with only brief respites of sunshine (with what little daylight we do get). Next week was shaping up to be a reprieve, but turns out we're scheduled in the lab all week doing another exercise. They have a habit of throwing us into the deep end with very few waterwings. But, that is probably the best way to learn.
This afternoon we're going to see Casino Royale, then going to a Chinese buffet. Tonight they are lighting up George Square... so if you're around at 1:30 pm Ontario time, check out the webcams (link to the right). There might even be fireworks.
Christmas is also just over a month away... though the lights in George Square have been up since the begining of the month. All the shopping streets are a sea of people, it's impossible to go anywhere and it not be busy. Just go with the flow and all that. I went and picked up some LED lights for my room... get a little colour in and add a festive touch.
Anyway, just a short post from me this week. I'm in the thick of it now and there is no end in sight until Christmas vacation! Might be headed up to Loch Tay around that time for a few days, but still have to finalize the details. Take care, everyone!