Thursday, December 9, 2010

Roller Disco

Today being the last day of classes for the term, some of us PGEU students (PGEU=Politics and Government of the European Union) of course wanted to celebrate being free.  In a more southern part of central London, by the Vauxhall tube stop, there is a roller disco.  That's right, I said roller disco.  And at least on Thursday nights it is awesome!  The entrance fee is only 5 quid and it includes roller skates and wrist guards.

I haven't roller skated since elementary school parties at Skate King.  It's kind of like riding a bicycle though.  The only scary part was remembering how to stop.

All in all, we had a great time and I hope we go again!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas treats!

Tonight, my department had a little holiday get together.  It's really put me in the Christmas spirit!(particularly while I sit here blogging to Christmas music with snow falling outside.)
There were two traditional British things I tried for the first time tonight:

Mulled Wine
So yummy! This is the alcoholic's answer to spiced cider.  The difference between spiced cider and apple juice is like that of mulled wine to regular red wine.  It just tastes like the holidays.  I love it!  And I plan to attempt to brew some of my own when I go home for Christmas!  (in just a couple of weeks!)

Minced Pies
I am not particularly a fan of these little pastries.  They are little pies, with very rich crust, filled with spiced (and perhaps rum soaked) raisins and maybe currants too.  In theory this would tasty, however I'm not much a fan of raisins.

If you have the opportunity, I would definitely recommend having a glass of Mulled Wine.  And for the raisin fan, a Minced Pie.

On Friday, once I turn in my last essay, I will blog about my trip to Greenwich!