Well the blog entries are getting later and shorter as we near the assessment part of the course. Classes were more intensive this week, but being taught in such an interactive and engaging manner, they did not have us feeling burnt out, but ready and waiting for the next snippets of information to take with us into the rest of our degrees and more importantly our lives.
With a presentation due next week, the past seven days have included lots of sugar and being holed up in our rooms going over research to back up the theories we have on any relevant topic of interest. Classes Monday and Tuesday, day off Wednesday (which allowed students some time to get their presentations underway) and we were hosted a wonderful meal and overall evening, with International Relations and Environmental Law, for dinner at Tapijn. Thursday and Friday sent more classes our way before we headed off on another weekend adventure.
This weekend was a little more tame, as we headed off to Brussels on a dark Saturday morning. We arrived at a beautiful, cosy hotel only to head straight back out into the rain for a historical city tour of the city. Warm waffles, an array of beer and hand-crafted chocolates were enjoyed by all. Sunday brought the lessons on being a chocolatier, a brewer or a monk and we all decided that psychology was probably the path for us due to monks having to live in silence, well that's never gonna happen with this bunch. Or so I thought, until I realised that every single bus ride would begin with excited chatter and end with the only two eyes open being that of the bus driver (we assume).
Thanks again CES for another great week. Always so delightedly exhausted after our weekends away.
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