My last essay hand-in was actually two weeks ago, when the weather was incredibly hot. After submitting my final piece of work for the year (ten minutes before the noon deadline!), I ambled over to the University Library to unload a few books, wearing just a t-shirt, swimming shorts and sandals.
Being the last day, I’d heard rumour of an American Studies barbecue taking place on Southsea Common. I met up with some of my fellow students and we headed for the Common, where indeed we spotted the fabled barbecue taking place. It was lovely to spend the last day with my colleagues in such a relaxed atmosphere. The weather could not have been better – I could imagine myself on the Spanish Riviera as we sat and chatted and joked and had a kick-about in the glorious heat of that day. There really could not have been a nicer send off to the first year.