Sunday, 11 November 2012

One month evaluation, part II

The things I really like about the UK tend to be things I like about Cambridge, since this is where I live. Therefore, the headline has to be:

Top 3 things I like about the UK/Cambridge so far

1. The surroundings. Oh my god, this place is so beautiful. I can't believe I actually live here. I love going into old university buildings so much I feel like crying. I love watching people punting, I love watching people rowing on my way to work, I love the swans, I love the cobbled streets, I love the pretty houses, I love the black classic taxis, I love the doors in blue green red, I love the beautiful churches, I love the red phone booths... I could go on for a while. Let's just say I love walking around in Cambridge because it is filled with history and everything is so pretty.

2. The British accent. I don't know where it comes from but I just love the British accent. I always have. The English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish – it's all so very charming! Of course here it's mostly English but I do live with a girl from Northern Ireland so I get to hear a bit of Irish accent as well. 

3. Culture/history/events. Things have happened here and things continue to happen. I can't believe that it takes five minutes for me to walk to the place "where Francis Crick interrupted patrons' lunchtime on 28 February 1953 to announce that he and James Watson had 'discovered the secret of life' after they had come up with their proposal for the structure of DNA" and that I keep walking past all the colleges where loads of brilliant people have studied. I also love the fact that I am in Shakespeare's country and that I can go and see his plays in the place where you are supposed to see them. That kind of historical culture is quite special. When I studied English some of us in the English department actually did A Midsummer Night's Dream. I played Puck. Puck is the funniest character ever to play, I think. I am looking forward to seeing that play here in the UK when the summer is approaching. Also, just the fact that London is really close makes me feel like I can go and see anything – concerts, plays, musicals.

I just really really like Britain. And Cambridge. 


Anonymous said...

Pleased to hear you are settling in to life in Cambridge! I have been here 6 years and still feel the same :-)

Anna said...

Yes, it is a lovely place! Where did you move from?