Surrey meets Canada

An insight into life at Surrey from two current Canadian students

Things I Wish I Knew This Time Last Year

I’ve already spent a year in the UK. It’s so unbelivable for me and it all just has seemed to whiz past. I’ve made some amazing new friends and I’ve had some incredible opportunities since I first arrived in Guildford in September 2014. I remember being scared, excited and overwhelmed all at the same time. […]

Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

I am one of those people. I celebrate Halloween on the 31st of October and then I put on Christmas music and decorations on the 1st of November. Christmas excites me, and I don’t know why. My family isn’t Christian, we don’t even have a tree, and nobody really exchanges gifts. All we do as […]

Bonfire Night 2015

‘Remember, Remember, the 5th of November’ I hope that rings a bell for some people (for me, it was thanks to the lovely Natalie Portman movie: V for Vendetta that I grew up watching in school in LITERALLY every single grade.) Bonfire Night, also called Guy Fawkes Night is an annual celebration here in the […]

Placements Galore!

Now that I’m in my second year, it’s pretty much time to buckle down and get to work. This time of the uni year is especially stressful, as I have to apply to various placements in hope of procuring one for the 2016-2017 year. How time flies! Last thing I remember was being a fresher, […]

Back In Guildford

Hello again, It’s been a while since my last post and since then I have been back on campus. I arrived on the 19th of September (a week before Fresher’s). This year, I’m living on campus — something I’ve found to be the most convenient thing ever! I love my room, my new flatmates are […]

Summer 2015

It’s been a while since the last blog post, and now I’ve been back home in Calgary since the end of June. It is now August and many things (that are blogworthy) have happened since I got back.

Leaving Calgary for 8 months made me miss this city. This was the longest I have ever been away and I have recently been indulging in all the things that go on in this place that I never bothered to look into before

(This is going to be a lengthy post)

Calgary is known for the Calgary Stampede (nicknamed the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” – NO idea how accurate that is). This is basically a week-long event full of shows, concerts, rodeo (and LOTS of beer). The city transforms and suddenly everyone wears cowboy hats and jeans to work. The population doubles. My favorite year was wen Prince William and Princess Kate came to visit (yes I saw ’em). The week kicks off with a giant parade (which I got up at 4 am to go to). It’s always incredibly hot and crowded and you end up waiting in lines more than actually going on the rides. However, you aren’t really Calgarian if you don’t go AT LEAST once during the week

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