Wednesday, September 29, 2010

just some more small stuff

Hey, you all! I just wanted to let you know my debit card finally arrived, so I was able to order my iPhone and activate my sim, which was even more important!
Tonight I guess we're heading out to the pubs again, maybe I'll make some pics. But you should not rely on that. As soon as I get to my laptop, I'll share a pic of one of the 6 computer rooms in the Library. The view out of the upper ones is truely amaizing, if the weather is nice, which it wasn't today...

computer room

view from the building of mathematical sciences


Fresher's Week

The uni started with an induction week on monday. Nothing much happened there, since most of the information they gave where for 1st years, and do not really differ from the rules and regulations in Germany.
But I've figured out my timetable, my English lecutures, and I've bought my bus pass.
Right now, I am just waiting for the last lecture of today, which is just to confirm my attandance. After that, I'll enjoy the wonderful British weather on my ride home, and try to figure out what to do tonight. You literally cannot see more than fifty meters due to heavy rain. All my housemates have arrived by now, and it is getting really full and lively. I like it. We've had a little poker tournament started a few days ago, fortunately I won.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I just went jogging an hour ago or so. It was just beautiful to see the city of Bath in the twilight. This morning I've had the pleasure to see the dawn, too. Nothing much happened, the rest of the day. Why did I go out at 9pm? Well, I had to buy electricity in the supermarket. Nope, I am not joking, you actually buy electricity kind of the same way you top up your pre-paid mobile phone. For that to work you have something that looks very similar to a USB stick and take that to the supermarket. You give it to the cashier and tell him how much you want to top up and you pay the money directly with your other goods.
That much for the informational party of my story.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Finally the british weather has arrived...

Well, after two weeks of brilliant weather here at Bath, it was time that the weather changed. Yesterday it was raining cats and dogs, and I was finally able to see the whole city go down in a beautiful fog. I suppose I will not be so euphoric after another 2 months of this, but I enjoyed it yesterday. And since I went to the city centre on Monday, I had the last really great and sunny day to enjoy at the Circus.
You can see the Circus in the picture.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sitting in the Library

I'm just bored, so I've decided to write some things. Today I really wanted to go to UoB, well, I had to since I had to finish up with my bank account set up. What an adventure. First a good twenty minute walk down to the bus stop. At least I caught an early bus, then a thirty minute drive to University, seems like the fast Buses only drive during semester, but I don't really mind that. We drove through the entire city centre, just like the red buses the day before yesterday, which was kind of good, since I've seen the connection between my home, the city and the university finally. Not that I'd say I wouldn't still go all the wrong way sometimes. Setting up my bank account was as easy as ever, German banks should do it the same way and not the "if the form is not complete, we cannot help you" kind of way. But that isn't that important I guess. I have an account finally, and I am really happy about it. Also it is about time, since I am stuck in England with about twenty five pounds now, and I really do not want to pick money from my master card.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

...and now for the first time ever...

So finally, my first post from Bath. It was supposed to be a all happy, "everything's perfect" post, but it's not. Instead it's a post, for which my oldest English teacher would love me. It builds up suspense it has a climax and it has a turning point. And since ladies are reading this, it has a happy end in which the beautiful daughter finds the love of her life and they live perfectly ever after.