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... Pancake Extravaganza in the MCR. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, a time for fasting in the Christian calendar, was traditionally a day for people to clean out their cupboards of things that they will be giving up for the month. In modern times however, it has become known as Pancake Tuesday, and is an occasion for British people to eat pancakes. Katy outdid herself with the pancakes, providing chocolate spread, Mars Bars, Marshmallows and tons of ...
“The monsters are gone."
"I killed the monsters. That's what fathers do" - Fiona Wallace
As a student, especially an international student, I live in many worlds simultaneously. There is the student world (known alternatively as the Durham bubble) and my world back home. This week, here in the North of England, my two worlds came face to face as my dad visited Durham.
Having spent the weekend together in London, I ...
... Throughout the module we completed a series of negotiation simulations. They started off being very simple. For example in the first one I had to take on the role of a diplomat negotiating the price of a used car for the embassy in Addis-Ababa.
As the day wore on the exercises became more complex, involving multiple parties negotiation on many points. The weekend culminated in a 5hr negotiation on Saturday. We each took on the role of a different country, ...
"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people" - Gandhi
Hello my dear readers! My sincerest apologies for being so inactive of late but it has been a busy few weeks, as you will soon discover.
As most of you will have noticed, I tend to organize my blog posts thematically. A theme that I find really links this week together well is culture, and cultural exchange. A big party of studying abroad is about cultural exchange. As a ...
So we've done it, me and my girlfriend Emily have signed up to take part in a charity hitch hike from England to Croatia! We're doing it to raise money for Link, a charity that aims to provide quality education to Sub-Sahara Africa!
I'll be writing on here about our plans and document the trip so keep yourself posted!