I’m back! My website has (tragically) been down for over a month – it was a long story and a MASSIVE PAIN, but I’m hoping that I will be able to blog a lot more regularly now it’s up and running again.
I have started my next adventure: Canada! 6000 miles, 8 time zones, 5 flights and 2 buses didn’t phase me, and I’m spending this year studying English Literature at The University of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. It couldn’t be more different to Leeds: the campus is a short walk from the beach, with stunning mountains behind. There are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping kayaking, whale-watching, bear-watching and visiting the hot springs. My dad is a bit worried that I won’t come back…
I just wanted to share a very amusing incident that occurred a little while after take-off: we were cruising at 35’000 feet somewhere near Iceland (bit of a strange route but apparently it’s due to the earth’s curvature…) when a buzz of activity started making its way through the plane. Suddenly a woman clambered hurriedly over the passengers in the row behind me, before dropping on all fours in the aisle. Crawling under people’s chairs and making strange noises, I literally had no idea what was happening. Then the Chinese Whispers caught up with her: ‘she’s looking for her cat’! Honestly, you couldn’t make this up. Most people were laughing and helping with the search, but to say the cabin crew were unimpressed would be an understatement! Fortunately, after five minutes of rumours as to its whereabouts, the mischievous kitty was carried back down the plane to loud applause.
It was a memorable start to the trip and I’ll write again soon with what I’ve been up to since then!