Today was the field trip to Lincoln where went on a Roman walk around the town, saw a Norman castle, and a Norman Cathedral. Lincoln started out as a Roman garrison for retired soldiers, so there are ruins all around the city. Then, in 1066 the Normans conquered England and built their mort and bailey castle here, which was updated some time later to become a trial house that is still in session today. The Normans also built most of Lincoln Cathedral, which was later updated with the Gothic style. The field trip was very interesting, but it was freezing cold – never got above maybe 3° C (around 34° F) all day. Plus, it was rainy and windy. I also bought some truffles with Kendra and Carly. Including, chili truffles, and, oh my God, those things are good! In fact, they're a bit addictive.
I went to Mass for the first time since the last Sunday of Advent this past weekend. The church in Grantham is small and there's not as much music as I'm used to back in the States (they don't sing the Responsorial Psalm or the all of the Mass parts), but it was still a nice service. And, I was able to receive the Eucharist. Finally! I plan on going back this weekend.
The biggest thing that happened this week was planning a trip for April with Carly, Abby, and Shannon. The weekend before our last week of classes we will be traveling south for a while--as in south on continental Europe. We're going to Barcelona!! Needless to say, I'm pretty excited. Technically, this trip will be the first one I've planned on my own, the first of many, hopefully. We don't have all of the details worked out yet, but we're doing that Monday after dinner. Everything around here happens after dinner.
This weekend is a little dull since most of the school is on the trip to Edinburgh in Scotland. But, hey, I kind of need the down time.
Next weekend is both Jiffy and Abby's birthdays, so we'll celebrate those somehow. Some of us are thinking about a pub, but I know that that wouldn't work well for all of us, so we'll see what happens.
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