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Just a few weeks earlier, I was back in India, sitting and complaining how I missed my ‘International Welcome Week’ ; and the day I finally reached the UK? I was stuck at Heathrow for 6 hours, with nothing to do…not a great start, was it?

But! My rotten grumpy mood changed en route  Newcastle, giving me a glimpse of the coast from the skies… wow. It was breath-taking. After that I had a smile plastered on my face. I thought “Finally! The day I was waiting for”… I mean I probably sound a bit too excited, but trust me I was actually quoting Bruno Mars’  “Today My Life Begins”.

And now that I am writing this  first post as a Newcastle University Student Blogger, I realise it has been 3 weeks that I have been here! And somehow it feels like it has been more? I think that is a good thing, it means I’ve settled down. But it doesn’t change the fact that I am new here! And there is so much to explore!

However, I don’t think I did bad being the the ‘New girl in the city’ ; Here are the  things that stood out for me…

Leazes Terrace the student hall I am in looks beautiful from the outside but is a maze full of  corridors on the inside! I love my cosy little room, and yes there is a bunch of people who dirty the common kitchen, which means I have to clean more...but I hope to become a good cook by the end of the year! Finger's crossed!

Leazes Terrace the student hall I am in looks beautiful from the outside but is a maze full of  corridors on the inside! I love my cosy little room, and yes there is a bunch of people who dirty the common kitchen, which means I have to clean more…but I hope to become a good cook by the end of the year! Finger’s crossed!

and the pasta!

and the pasta! So true that pasta is synonymous with student life!

Green Apple...Blueberry

Apple Picking with SNAP! I just followed a classmate who signed up with some activities with the student union, and the next thing I knew I was at a beautiful garden at Scotswood, near Newcastle College,  picking apples and blue berries and taking a lot of photographs!

Leazes Park is right next door for me, so I had to go there…and did any of you notice that the swans sometimes go upside down? Please tell me why?!

And my first metro trip to Tynemouth! What a beautiful place, and we picked the right day as the local market was one I am glad I witnessed! Ended up sitting on the grass outside the fort and eating cupcakes! Then a long walk to the lighthouse…and the Shields Ferry…short but sweeeeet!

The Quayside and the bridges! I went there for the Sunday market…to catch the buzz, explore the Baltic and the Sage and witness the infinity symbol that the Millenium bridge becomes when it is opened!

I went another evening as well, to see it all lit up…what a mesmerizing view it was!!!

I went another evening as well, to see it all lit up…what a mesmerizing view it was!!!

jesmond

Jesmond Dene – what a place to explore… I think you can spend your whole Sunday there…just pack a lot of food! The waterfall isn’t all that glam, but the rustic look of the park is the attraction!

Shakespeare! One thing on my bucket list was to catch a Royal Shakespeare company play! And I did! At the majestic looking Theatre Royal, and watched a performance of ‘Two gentlemen of Verona” … I think the experience itself was much more than the play itself!

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