Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lots of Books

Well my work placement has ended...sadly. To be honest I didn't even want to come back to West Dean, although now that I'm here it's not so bad. I spent six weeks working in the Guild Hall in London which means I was right next to St. Paul's Cathedral. Everyday I got up at 6am got ready and was at the train station in Brighton by 7am to take the train to London. It takes about 90 minutes to get there, but luckily that gave me lots of time to catch up on lots of reading. I managed to read the three Philip Pullman books The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, The Life of Pi, The Kite Runner, and Withering Heights. And all along I have been reading Stephen Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You). Needless to say a lot of reading was accomplished in my 3 hour a day commute.

I managed to get lots of work done while I was there, three books were conserved and about 40 pamphlets, so not too shabby. I think the best part about working there was the people, they were fantastic. Everyday Paul, Paul, Alberto and I would go across the street to Pret for a nice coffee and maybe a little snack and a nice chat. Everyone was really nice and friendly which always makes a job more enjoyable. Honestly I'm not really sure what to say about the placement that won't bore you all to tears, but I did have a great time and I am going to miss being there and being in London again. Ok, I'm done now, I will move on to more interesting things from here on out...promise.

6 comments:

Clay and Katy said...

welcome back to the blogging world...i have missed you!

Jackie said...

yay! i'm so glad the last six weeks were a breeze, and that you met so many fun people.

jenny said...

OMG! YOU'RE BACK. I'VE MISSED YOU SO MUCH.

k town said...

WOW, that sounds AMAZING!!! You are living out my fantasy. Also, didn't you love Kite Runner? I read the last 100 pages on an airplane and was sobbing. The people around me thought I was a complete loon. Good book, though.

Clay and Katy said...

Yeah! Coffee is so cool! (Clay)

Annalise said...

I hope you said hi to St Paul's and Pret for me.