Letters from Scotland
By Jonathon Farrell


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I am afraid I do not have very much to say this week - as I outlined before, I have so much work to do. I'm down to just preparing one more presentation and then giving it on Thursday, which is very exciting. It has taken a lot of work to get to this point, that's for sure. 

As such, I have not had much time for fun. The main fun thing I have done this past week, however, was great. All you golf fans, you may not want to read this next part, it may seem sacrilegious to you! 

Our Bible Study group was distributing hot chocolate on Tuesday night, and when that was finished (at about 1:30 a.m.!), we went out for a snowball fight - on the Old Course. 

Eight of us spent over an hour tearing around in the snow on the 18th fairway of the Old Course, right around the famous stone bridge. It was great fun, and I am proud to report that as the Canadian in the group, I won. 

Other than that, I have just worked this week. That was on Tuesday, and the only other exciting thing that happened was Hall Christmas Dinner last night, where we all dressed in formal attire and they made what was actually a good meal, which is a first: roast turkey, gravy, potatoes, stuffing, pate, cheesecake, chocoberry pie... Yum. 

And then I worked more on school stuff. Don't worry, next week I will have something exciting to say!

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.  


Jonathon Farrell



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Tuesday, December 07, 2010