Letters from Scotland
By Jonathon Farrell


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Hello again! 

It has been quite some time since my last E-mail, I know. But it was really long - I think it was two weeks' worth at least. 

When I returned here, I really did nothing for a week. Plenty of rest after the trip! I arrived Monday night, and most people did not get back until Saturday, so it was pretty dull. 

Once everyone else got back, we set to work on our new classes for the week, which I only have on Thursday and Friday, so I had even more time with nothing to do! At least this time I had people to wait around with. 

This week was much more enjoyable. It was Re-Fresher's week, so there were lots of parties and whatnot going on.

However, my friends and I did a lot more sitting and catching up! Everyone had stories to tell, and it was great to be back together with them all again.

When my classes finally came around, I was greatly impressed. One class is Early Reformation in Europe which looks as if it will be very interesting; we are considering the theological side of the struggle as well.

But the one I am really excited about is the Friday class - The Castle in Medieval Scotland. Basically, we talk about different castles each week, and discuss the various purposes they could have, then go visit them. Sounds great to me!

The unfortunate thing is that I have a presentation to do already - on Thursday of this coming week. Shame I did not know about that while I was waiting for two weeks to pass!

I will have more to say next time! This is pretty short for two weeks, but now you all have a chance to finish reading the last one - I imagine some people got sick of me and my writing before you were done!



Jonathon Farrell, son of Geoff and Sandra Farrell of Huron-Kinloss, is studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland this school year, through a student exchange program at Queen's University, Kingston, where he is a third-year student.


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