Pub and beer

So to be continuing on Tuesdays adventure – In the evening we in my flat planed to party and go out to the freshers party for the day. The theme for the night was 90s so we where all excited for it and started the evening with hanging out in the kitchen, drinking some ciders and beers. Then we went to the bus, it was chaos here, bus after bus got packed with freshers bus eventually we got on and was on are way in to the city centre.

Here is some pics that I took earlier that day one the way in to city centre. The old and majestic buildings!

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So we got in to the centre and started walking to the party place, when we got there it was a queue long as to blocks. It was ridiculous how many people there was waiting to get in. So we decided that it was pointless to stand in line for hours and maybe not even get in, insted we went to a bar in mid Oxford city centre. The Crown, they had gluten free beer so I was happy anyway and we got to talk and get to know each other better as well. When that pub closed we went to another one, The Four Candles and stayed till that closed and then we went home.

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Thinking we take the bus home but i drove right by us even do people waved at the bus, so evil off the bus driver! So we just got a taxi insted, got one that you see in the movies, the classical UK taxi haha.

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City centre and food

Yesterday it was Tuesday and I dident have anything in school untill late in the afternoon. So I and one of my flatmates went in to the city centre to get all the tools for the kitchen, stuff like potts, pans and plates. Was a new type of store for both off us, it was like this – you got in, got to a table with a computer and a 20 cm fat catalogue. Looked up what you wanted to get and wright down the artikels numer om this little papper and when you were done you got to the casher and payed for the things on the papper. Then you get a recept with the stuff and a order number, go over to the next desk and wait for them to call your number. Then its done, all the stuff get sent down some elevator or rail and when it is all done you just collect it at the desk. I dont know if this just is confusing or you understand, I hope you get the picture of it at least haha. I have never seen anything like this but it was really clever!

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Here you have a pic of one Argos store, to the right the tables with the catalogue and to the left the collect desk. So cool!

So now we can finally cook home made food! Yaaay! The feeling for that is unreal haha. So I made pasta and bolognese last night for dinner, so good, and today I made pasta and bacon sause.

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Then for lunch today a got a Uncle Bens Chili con carne, just pop it in the microwave, just wondering why we dont have those in Sweden? We have Uncle Ben but I have never sen foodboxes that you just heat up and eat. The ones I have tried so far have been so good that I will miss them when I’m going home.

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Then I also found this gluten free bar which will be perfect to have in my bag for emergency snacks. Then I dont have to by chocolate if I dont find anything that i can eat. Healthy as hell is what I am going for, or not haha. We’ll see how it will go with that whole healthy thing!

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Enrolment day

So today, monday, I slept for some time this morgon and then took a long warm shower. It made it a very good start of the day. Breakfast with my flatmates tho no one was really awake haha, so not so much conversations went on.

I did find som good gluten free foods at Tesco yesterday so I hade yoghurt and cereals for breakfast with a toast and Philadelphia cheese. Very nice tho I feel like I need to get som more for the next couple of days.

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And sins I dont have any bowls yet i get to eat right from the packing haha. Hope to get everything I need tomorrow, fingers crossed to find it all.

The after breakfast and getting ready for the day it was time to get going to Campus, it was time to get enroled. (Enroled/enrolment betyder att man skriver in sig på skolan) So that took some more time then expected bur it is done and I got my student card, which means I am now official a student here at Oxford Brookes University, yaay.

In the afternoon I have a meeting with my Academic Adviser to get informed about the schools portal, PIP, and to sort out the courses/modules I am taking this semester. Now I am registered to some modules that I was told I couldn’t even take, but my adviser told me se get it fixed as soon as possible. So I feel good and I’m excited to start school next week.

Foods for the day has been microwave food or cool food so it has been a little challange to find food that I can eat, gluten free finished food that means. But I find some at Tesco, super to have that store nearby, and then I got some from the Campus store.

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Cold lentil sallad for lunch.

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And this chilli was my dinner, it was so good that this I will bye more times but it was hot, the chilli was really there.

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I also got some dessert of course, It’s like a sponge cake with some frosting in the middel and on top of it, so good!

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And so today England show me it’s best side, the rainy one that you always hear about haha.

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Arriving in Oxford

So yesterday was the arrival day for me to Oxford and my now home. I’m gonna try to sum’ it up for you as best as I can.

So the day started att 4 with going up out of bed. At 5 me, my mum and dad were in the car and on our way to the airport. We got there safe and sound in a good amount of time before the check i closed so that feelt good. Talk a little with my parents before we said good bye and a lot of hugs was shared.

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Going through the security I got a little nervous, but it went just fine. No problem at all. Now it was just to wait for the time to pass, find some food and coffee that I enjoined. Then the gate opened, Gate 65, and on the plane I went. Now some more nerves came, but I never been afraid of flying so no problem. The engine started and of the plan went, and so did my cool. Got a little panic when the plan lifted, it was bumpy and rocky so I started to feel sick and got sad of feeling panic and not being able to do anything about it. But I had the sweetest lady next to me that gave me a tissue and gave me som comfort. The rest of the flight went good and the landing as well, listening to music and just breading do more for me than I believe some time.

Arriving to Heathrow, finally I was here! Got my bags and went to meet the people from Uni. A little hard to find but it was okey, they showed me to the bus and then I was lost. I got on the right bus but I dident know where to get of so I said Uni but I now know that was wrong. But this nice international adviser helped me a Uni to get a taxi that took me to my hall of residence. Then I could finally relax and breath.

After that it has gone good, find a supermarket, got food, slept 10 h and hung out with my flatmates. We are six people sharing on one flat, one toilet and one shower. That shall be interesting haha. Three boys and three girls, all from different places in the world, Norway, Austria, USA, Australia, Italy and me from Sweden.

This is my room, not so organized yet but I will get to that tomorrow. Not very big but it is plenty anyway and it is not for the rest of my life so it is okey. Bed is a bit hard haha, but other then that it’s okey.

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And on the first day here we had an information thing for all the exchange and study abroad students. The oxygen level was zero but it was nice to see how many we are that have come here to study from all over the world.

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The day ended at the flat just spending time with my flatmates and drinking a beer. It was overall a good first day in Oxford and from here I believe that it can only get even better.

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To Oxford!

D-day is here! Got up at 4 this morning and now I’am at the airport drinking Coffee and waiting to go onboard on the plane. Nerves are everywere but mostly I just want to go now!

Good bye Sweden and Hello Great Britain 😃

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Dagen innan

Imorgon bär det av, tidigt söndag morgon går flyget mot London och sedan vidare mot Oxford. Så idag njöt jag extra mycket av att vakna i min sköna säng, låg och drog mig lite extra bara för att jag kunde. Har haft den vanliga lördagsmorgon rutinen med frukost tillsammans med päronen framför nyhetsmorgon och har ätit lite extra långsamt, bara för att jag kan. 

Idag mår jag må jag säga 😄 

Idag gäller det att packa det sista, allt smått som man använder i vardagen typ. Allt ska vara klart innan det i sovdags ikväll för uppstigning sker vid 4 i natt sen haha. 

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3 dagar kvar 

Nu är nerverna på utsidan kan man säga. Har svårt att sova om nätterna sedan några dagar bakåt och får mina nervösa ryck under dagarna. Hjärnan spelat mig spratt och vissa stunder far fantasin iväg och jag inbillar mig att något hemskt ska hända så jag aldrig kommer iväg. 

Som tur är så känns det för det mesta spännande, roligt och förväntansfullt, jag vill åka nu! Det är klart det kommer bli kul, har boende och allt som skulle kunna vara jobbigt är löst. Det gäller mest för mig att packa, kliva på planet och åka nu så jag är framme någon gång. Men på samma gång är det självklart jag är nervös, nytt land, ny stad, nytt folk och ny skola, allt på en gång. Kommer säkert gå bra men jag är ju ändå nervös för var som komma skall. Jag vet vart jag ska och vart jag ska bo, men är mycket som jag inte vet ändå. 

Njuter denna vecka av alla mina favoriträtter som pappa är snäll och ara gör om jag ber om de 😊 tack bästa päronen! 

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4 dagar – packar

Nu är det en halv vecka kvar, 4 dagar kvar till Oxford. Håller på att lägga fram de kläder, skor och saker jag vill packa med mig. Men ska säga er, det är fan inte lätt att veta vad man ska packa i två resväskor för en termin. Olika årstider och väder kommer hinna passera och något för de alla ska man ha med sig. 

Har hittills tagit fram sånt som jag vid första blick tänker att jag vill ha med mig, kommer gå igenom det i flera omgångar tills jag verkligen packar ned allt. 

Alla papper är utskrivna som behövs och allt är klart, det känns så skönt. Är packningen och själva resan kvar så är jag igång haha. 

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7 days

Now it’s only one week left untill I’m going to Oxford. I will stay there troughout the fall and will go back home to Sweden just before christmas. I’m gonna miss my family and friends, my comfy bed and my home town. 

But I know that I’m going to experience so much fun, exciting, loving and beautiful things in Oxford. This will be an experiance that I will remember for the rest of my life. I’m going to try to be in the moment when I’m there, I know myself to well to tell you that it will be hard and tough times some days. But I will try to be in the now, be aware and take lots of mental pictures. 

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Medial centre

9 days lett.

Today I fixed the last things before going to england. The last part was to sign up for a doctor on campus. Had to ask my mom to help me fill out the form ‘cus I had to list previous illness, operations and allergys. Also what vaccinations I have done. Some serious stuff they want to know… 

Hopefully I never have to go to the medial centre but I think it is good that you sign up for it in case something happens.  But I should be fine, nothing to worry about. 

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