Okay, fine. I’ll admit it: I am a foodstagrammer, and I need help.
But I have a good excuse—really! This week, people gave me lots of food! A friend cooked for me on Tuesday, a bunch of friends brought treats to my game night on Thursday, my flatmates cooked for me on Friday, my dissertation supervisor threw a barbecue on Saturday, and we always have treats after FHE. Between the lot of them, I hardly had to go grocery shopping this week. Haha!
Mo, Cansu, and I had an international dinner together on Friday. Cansu made lentil balls from Turkey, Mo made thai soup and an egg pancake, and I did the dishes.
Please excuse the lousy picture. The Rolex building by the metro has been getting a face lift for a few months, but it was nice to see it all lit up again when I came home from FHE on Sunday.
I found a four leaf clover when I went out to Nafferton for an ear disease assessment on the rye. This isn’t the one I found—although I did find this at Nafferton a few weeks ago. The new one was far prettier and didn’t have a wonky little fourth leaf. I gave that one to my research partner, Jasmine, who had never seen one in real life before.
Crystal is one of my friends from the YSA group. She invited me over for dinner before Institute and made me authentic Chinese food. It was delicious! The mussels were my favorite.
To “celebrate” the imminent departure of our dear friend Robert (that handsome guy in the gray shirt), I hosted a game night in his honor. Robert is one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. He will be sorely missed. (Give him back, France! It’s so rude of you to keep him all to yourself!)
Sometimes I like to doodle Bono in my journal.
Carlo hosted a barbeque at Nafferton for all the MSc students and staff. It was a great last get together, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. (That really is saying something this summer… Sunshine definitely means it’s going to be an incredible day.)
This week is brought to you by the color red.
I know what you call a mythical creature that has the body of a lion and the head of an eagle (a gryphon), but what do you call a creature with the body of a lion and a pigeon on its head?
There’s a store here called Fenwick that has the weeeeeeeiiiiiirdest window displays. This is the same store that did the fancy Alice in Wonderland display back in December. I liked that one way more than I like this weird broken mask thing.
A few weeks ago while I was skyping my parents, my dad asked why I had a picture of a lamb on my wall. It wasn’t a lamb, it was a flower with a bug on it. This turned into a fun game in which I pointed at all the pictures on my photo wall and he had to guess what they were. Thanks to the pixelation of an international video call, his answers were pretty hilarious. We exhausted all the photos, but I thought I’d add a new one this week to see if he could guess what it was. He couldn’t. Can you blame him?
Bill Quay Farm, one of the farms we visited on our Field Course module, hosted a fundraising event on Saturday and I went to help out. I spent several hours making personal-sized pizzas with a really fun guy named Nigel. I almost posted a picture of the pizza, but figured there were enough food pictures in this post already…
Okay, I’ll admit it. This was a cheat day. I didn’t take a single picture of anything that day, because all I did was laundry and dissertation work. So here, have a picture of a poppy instead.