Nothing particularly important or productive was done, it must be admitted. Summer was spent in France and Belgium where we learned that the lines to the Louvre really are That Long, and beer is actually a wonderful beverage. As for the beginning of the academic year: Wheatus (flawless), Julian Sands (wonderful), and Strictly Gerswhin (fabulous).
So far, time has been spent settling into a routine of commuting, reading, attending lectures and seminars, gossiping with friends (duh), learning Mandarin, attempting to comprehend economic history, excessive buying of bubble tea (kudos to I <3 Bobo Tea in the Arndale), and trying to find where in Manchester sells Hoegaarden.
In a decent location.
At a reasonable price.
You know how these things are.