William - Exams Month

Hi again!

May arrived and the exams and long all-study days have come. A lot of stress and complaints about a stupid way to judge a person’s academic knowledge (at least in my opinion) later and I’ve finished the (hopefully) last exam of my life. Now I’ll wait for about a month until a receive a little number which will decide my future and pray that the professors are in a good mood correcting my papers. I’m hoping for distinction, but I think it will be very close.

We played the BUCS cup futsal finals in London in the Copperbox Arena (which was also an Olympic venue). Unfortunately, we had a heartbreaking loss in the penalties, after conceding 2 goals in the last minute to allow a tie in regular time. Very unsatisfying way to finish the cup, but it was a great experience for the club, considering it was created 2 years ago and we have no coaches or training whatsoever.

Also had another bad experience this month: I missed my flight back to Brazil. I had to fly from London and I was supposed to take a train from Edinburgh and arrive at the airport 2h early. A very misfortunate timing of some problem with power lines delayed my departure from Edinburgh by 1h and I arrived only 1h early for the flight, so the bag check in was closed and I couldn’t go with my 3 bags. Lost a day, some money and had to take a 9h bus back to Edinburgh.

Now I’m just trying to relax and enjoy Edinburgh’s “summer”. I can count in my hand how many days over 20°C we had here, but it is better than winter definitely. The problem is the wind and the possibility of rain at all times, you always need a coat and going out with short sleeves may leave you either cold or wet. I’m missing home a bit, never stayed this long outside of my city. But I have dissertation to tackle soon, so I’ll try to relax while I can.

I’ll leave you with some pictures of the finals and the alpaca stressbuster the university offered in between the exams, see you next month!

Me in the Copperbox Arena
Me in the Copperbox Arena
Alpaca to bust some stress!
Alpaca to bust some stress!