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Things I have learned after a semester in Aberystwyth.

I’ve been home from uni for a few days now and I thought it was about time I reflected on my first semester. So here it is, a list of the things I’ve learned (undoubtedly incomplete).

  • I really can be as old and grumpy as I suspected.
  • Living in a stupidly hilly place can cause dreams of your car rolling away. Repeatedly.
  • The Welsh language is hard. (This one deserves, and will get, a post of its own!)
  • I am no better at tolerating false people than I used to be.
  • Singing in the tenor section of a choir with good Welsh tenors is sheer musical bliss.
  • It is harder than I thought to find a Welsh-Texan-Cowboy-Farmer, I may have to slightly reassess the qualities I am looking for in a man.
  • The Information and Library Studies degree course attracts geeks. It is wonderful spending so much time with like minded people.
  • I haven’t really adjusted to my new life yet and finding my new limits is a learning curve all of its own.
  • There are people in the world who can’t name any of The Beatles, or their songs, and have never heard of The Rolling Stones.
  • The quality of tattoos amongst students has improved a huge amount. There are people wandering around campus with amazing work on their bodies.
  • Driving down a 25% incline is scary. Driving up a 25% incline is even scarier.

So there you have it. I’m sure the next semester will bring another batch of things to learn!

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5 thoughts on “Things I have learned after a semester in Aberystwyth.

  1. this made me laugh. I have tried to learn Welsh – it didn’t last as a plan.
    I live in a hilly place and my car has rolled down the hill – but don’t worry it was OK. Another car kept it from going too far.
    I popped in from The Gallery.
    Great photo, nice twist.

  2. “There are people in the world who canโ€™t name any of The Beatles, or their songs, and have never heard of The Rolling Stones.”

    What?! Oh, no.

    It’s very hilly here, too, and I always think if I can (eventually) learn to drive here I should be able to cope anywhere… perhaps even Wales ๐Ÿ˜‰

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