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"I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera."
Tuesday Eva had to go back to work, but the rest of us planned to spend the day in Oxford. We caught the bus from Abingdon and were in Oxford within 30 minutes. We walked around the town, following signs for the information center. There, we picked up a map, ...
... Awww, I love you too, England.
The only time I've ever departed from Terminal 5 was when we were coming back from Rome and we had about ten minutes to catch our connection to Dulles. We literally sprinted across the Terminal, so I don't remember much, just blurs of orange vests and signs saying, "This way to Washington Dulles connection." It took me a little while to orient myself, but ...
... Bob Hawke, Australian Prime Minister set the world record drinking a yard of ale (2.5pints) in 11 seconds! Yep that's how we pick 'em ;) I returned after my second round interview for a pint, where Ciaran joined us. I met Ciaran in the hostel in Edinburgh. He wasn't surprised, had almost suspected that I would have collected people during the day. Another pub, pint and a game if pool later I decided I had best head home, I had to work in London in the ...
... for the OxTrad blog. I feel like I've gotten much closer with Emma and Tom this year, which is great because they are both so nice and I feel like our senses of humor are quite similar.
Tomorrow I have the day off, which is an awesome thought. I'll probably spend most of the day over in the Corpus piano room working on a new song for a cappella. But first I have to get up in 5 hours for a fire drill...blah.
... saw the Lamp from the lion the witch and the wardrobe, saw some of the stairs that inspired the stairs in harry potter, learnt about the connections to movies and other famous people. We covered a few of the court yards and stopped for souvenirs, i got an oxford hoodie. Then it was time to head back to the coach and back to London.
We had to wait for the coach because there was a bit of traffic, but soon we were on the coach ...