Good morning NIU! It’s my first day back here in England and it’s weird to stop saying ‘merci’ to everyone and go back to saying ‘thanks.’ As sad as I was to leave France, I am just as excited to be back in Oxford. After class this morning, I went out to lunch at a local pub with some girls from the program. We spent some time just relaxing and enjoying the wonderful weather before I had to head back to the dorms and get some homework done. Luckily, I had brought back something from France to make my work easier – some macarons! There were so many kinds of flavors that I found it hard to choose, but I finally settled on blueberry, rose, raspberry, blood orange, tangerine and lemon. The macarons were so beautiful that I didn’t want to eat them! I’m very glad I did though, because they were fantastic! My favorite was lemon. Even though I didn’t have the macarons in France, I am happy I was able to enjoy some authentic French dessert!
Hey Huskies! Today was another fabulous day! Hopefully you remember the play I bragged about a few weeks ago (day 7), “Wuthering Heights.” I loved it so much I went back tonight and watched it again! This time, I bought the program for the production and I was so impressed by the cast! Tyler Conti played Healthcliff, the leading male character; he was most recently featured in a Netflix series, Safe. One of the other cast members, Dominic Charman, was featured in The Imitation Game! It was so incredible to be sitting just a few feet from such fantastic actors and actresses!
The second time around, I was even more impressed with the cast and performance. I didn’t mention it in the last blog, but each of the cast members had a few roles since there were only eight people in the entire production. They each also played at least one instrument during the performance; one thing I didn’t notice before was how much the strength the music added to the emotion of the scene. It was incredibly beautiful and I may or may not have cried again.
Without a doubt, I will be going back a third time! My mom and sister are coming to visit me this weekend and I will definitely be dragging them along to another performance!