Just got back from Hyde Park in Leeds, where Guy Fawkes Night was being celebrated. Traditionally a huge night all over Britain (along with other countries), it was my first chance to get involved in a traditional event here. It seemed like the whole city had turned out, surrounding a huge bonfire in anticipation of the forthcoming fireworks display. They weren’t to be disappointed though, as before we knew it the fireworks were well underway. It was a pretty big display, and felt extremely personal as they were being launched from the center of the crowd, exploding just above our heads. Overall it was a great night, and it felt awesome to be involved in such a tradition.
Exams have been and gone for me now. Looking back, they seemed harder then what I was used to for mid semester exams. Less preparation material was provided coming up to the exams, once again putting the responsibility almost entirely on the student. Something that seems a lot more prevalent here than back in Australia, and it seems I’m going to have to get used to it. It was definitely good to experience the differences before study for the final exams takes place.