There were Egyptians, Romans, aliens, superheros and ghastly faces of gore among some animal costumes and many others I can’t successfully categorise.
I didn’t mention the fireworks on Calton Hill during Dussera did I?
12/10/2009 Hello!! It’s been a while it seems since my last update. All is well on this side of the world. I am cocooned in academic life and don’t hear the news very often. That sort of gives me a false sense of the world being fine. I only realised this yesterday as I was … [Read more…]
04/10/2009 Hello everyone! The weather this week albeit two days in the middle has been pleasant with sunny blue skies. This is most unexpected in Edinburgh but a joy to us although the wind can be a real bully while walking; pushing us forward and backward with no warning! Classes have been hectic and some … [Read more…]
Some of my old friends from Sydney stayed over for (too) few days. It was really fun. We went to Arthur’s Seat again…veerrrry windy!!
22/09/2009 EDINBURGH PART 4: ZAPPED Hi! I had my first classes today so after an all-girls Birthday party (of our new American friend) last night with yum brownies, I organised my things for today and slept as early as possible. I woke at 7 feeling nervous, packed lunch for the first time in my life, … [Read more…]
19/09/2009 THE BEGINNING: PART 3 Hello all! It has been nearly 10 days since I got here. Freshers’ week was very fun! I went for lots of cool events where we got to meet people from all sorts of fields from genomics to international politics and everything in between! Social events included speed social networking … [Read more…]
13/09/2009 THE BEGINNING: PART 2 Hello! I just got back from a great time at three events. I climbed Arthur’s Seat and made a friend (Greek) who’s about to start studying Bachelors of Computer science and met a Londoner who studies Geology. It was nice to get to start knowing new people. The walk was … [Read more…]
In the posts that follow this, will be the letters I wrote to family and friends when I was in Edinburgh for my MSc in Neuroscience. They are of course edited for a more public audience. 10/09/2009 THE BEGINNING: PART 1 Hello! I landed in Edinburgh a couple of hours ago. It has been an … [Read more…]