Today i’m going to Groningen. The train ride is the longest possible in this country, so i can do some reading on it while getting some much needed time out of my room.
So far this week, i’ve been called a ‘crazy Australian’ for running all over my street in the fresh snow at 1 in the morning, and i made a snow man from snow on the roof outside of my window. Snow, snow snow snow snow. I love it. The slush isn’t very nice though – one time on my bikeI slid around for about 5 metres to the sound of some men shouting WOAHAHAH but managed to stay upright and received an applause for it. I couldn’t tell who clapped as I can’t see left or right very far because of my hood, so i just did a victorious punch in the air. It was a great moment.
Then I spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday nursing my head after falling down my stairs -they are literally this vertical: / , and trying to read my Conflict Studies readings through the throbbing, and trying to not fall asleep in case i had concussion. It was fun.
But the event of my week was buying myself a fancy necklace by a Dutch designer so at least i felt somewhat glamorous on my couch in it and my pyjamas, and it’s nice to have something I can have forever as a souvenir of my stay here.