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September 25, 2004

Sue I + grocery shopping = ?!

So, yesterday was rainy and cloudy…but it was a good day. There were about 500 of us who went on a tour to Oxford city. It's a university town but the cool thing is that Oxford University itself is made up of 39 colleges – 38 co-ed and 1 all women. The buildings are all very historical and I took loads of pictures (of course). I'll see if i can put some up today. We were at Oxford from about 12noon – 4pm and had dinner at and then went to 'The Cooler' at the student union building (some club) which was pretty packed b/c all the international/exchange students were there.

Today is the last day of Orientation week…which means I have to start feeding myself…sigh… i've been eating 'fruit to go' that you guys got me – thanks! hehe..So, me and my friend Jinie (she's from Schulich Business School at York University in Toronto) went to Tesco to get groceries. We've both never had to buy groceries for ourselves ever! We actually did pretty well…had a little bit of trouble picking out meat..hehe..but we bought lots of stuff. I spent 13.17 pounds which is about $31 CDN…quite a lot for the amount of stuff i got actually – brocolli, cherry tomatoes, pita bread, milk, cereal, cheese, chicken, cookies, potatoes, apples, carrots…etc….fruit and veg is super expensive here. We brought our backpacks to stuff everything in it but it was soooo heavy and we still had bags we had to carry and it was about a 25 min walk back to our dorms! We were super tired and our backs hurt (I'm not whining…honestly)

Tonight's dinner was fish and chips and there was a barn dance..which was not cool..haha..so we went to the student union to hang out instead. They allow smoking everywhere here and i'm not used to all the smoking inside..it's really nasty and all your clothes end up smelling..and apparently the alcohol on campus is subdized by the university so it's cheaper and they sell alcohol on the shelves in the grocery stores and i dont' think there's a law against consuming alcohol in public b/c ppl are walking around drinking beers..haha …it's an experience…anyway, i'm off to sleep…good nite =)


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