It has been raining really really hard here for the last couple days, and as a result, the river is flooded. This univeristy is situated right in the town, the tiny town with 3 streets. As you exit the university gates, you are on one of the main streets of Lampeter. As you walk into the actual gates, there are all the buildings, and then there is a tiny river, and over the bridge there are the student housing. So to get to the supermarket, it is less than a 10 minute walk, 5 if you go fast. But really, no reason to rush here, just dawdle.
Student housing, which apparently one of these buildings was modeled after a prison. Nope, can’t see the resemblance.
Standing at the top of the hill, one minute after entering uni gates
And finally the river. Imagine the water all the way to the top of the bridge. Not quite on the bridge, but just touching the bottom. That is how much it has flooded.
Now the point of this post, is just to say how gorgeous it is here! Walking back from the Cwmann (Thursday night, see previous post) the field was so flooded, it looked like a lake. And with the moonlight reflecting off the water, it really was so beautiful. And just generally walking around here, there are hills, some with sheep, some not, and just in the background. There is nothing behind these student houses, no more buildings, no more town. Just a green hill. So if you look past the buildings here, it is so very pretty and green.
Also, I should explain the weekend:
IF nothing happens, it is a dull day. If something is scheduled, then it is not boring! I have no regular thing in my calendar, Saturdays it is pretty easy to go up to Aberystwyth or Carmarthen, and hopefully eventually other places too. Otherwise, sleep in, do some cooking, do some work, do some cleaning, watch TV. Normal things, usually dull days if there has not been previous planning. But next term I do plan on travelling more, so that;ll be more fun. As it is, weekends are not the most exciting.
This past Saturday I did play in the Lampeter Chamber Orchestra Concert, which went really well. I missed 2 out of 3 rehearsals, but on Sat they had a 1 hour string rehearsal, and then a 3 hour general rehearsal. A couple hours break, then the 2 hour concert. Lots of playing that day! But in the end it sounded really great, and I can say I have played in an orchestra where people paid to be in the audience! I know that happens at JDF too, but that’s only because food is involved…
Anyway, it was a good day, tiring, and a bit painful on the fingers, but it was really nice. A real orchestra with percussion and wind instruments! Sadly no pictures, forgot my camera as I was running out. Next rehearsal next year I will take pictures of the hall where we rehearse, much fancier than JDF:)