Still playing a bit of catch up with my blog posts, but I would like to mention a few of the smaller day trips and Wroxton events that have occurred since our trip to London.
One of the interesting things that we had an opportunity to do was to see a soccer game: West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United. Now, my sister is a huge fan of soccer, and plays quite a bit and quite well. She would have definitely have gotten a kick out of the game, especially with how close we were to the field, and how interactive the fans were (although with some of the language and gestures used my parents might have been a bit weary of her being there). Not that I don’t enjoy soccer, but it is definitely “her thing.” However, I found myself to be very involved in the game, and the crowd hyped me up so that I was jumping and cheering with them. The “home team” that we were cheering for, West Brom, ended up winning the game, much to the dismay of the West Ham fans in the section next to us, and to the delight of a young soccer team that was lined up against the barrier in their West Brom jerseys, watching with anticipation and excitement.
We also saw the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, the Castle that housed Queen Elizabeth in her travels throughout the country-side. The ruins themselves and the gardens were gorgeous, and it was fun to spend the day exploring with friends. In the gift shop, we were able to taste different types of mead and wine.
One of my favorite Wroxton events by far has been the Medieval Banquet. To be honest, before the banquet, I was unsure if I would be into it and enjoy myself, and contemplated whether or not I would rent a costume. I ended up renting a costume (partially because many of my friends decided to as well). I would have definitely regretted it if I hadn’t. I felt transported into a different time with the music, costume, and wine and mead served. We ate with our hands, and cheered to our “lords and ladies.” I am so appreciative to all of the Wroxton staff who worked hard to made that night so special for all of us.
The last thing that I’ll talk about in this post is our first trip to the famous “Moomoos” in Banbury (at least famous to Wroxton students in the past). Moomoos is a club in Banbury with a couple of different rooms to dance and buy drinks.One of the interesting things that I noticed was that there were older people and younger people there at the same time. Another thing that surprised me was that the people tended to be apprehensive about approaching “strangers”–even people our age. At first, my friends and I found it difficult to meet new people, however, once we realized that we would have to start the conversations, it became a bit easier. All in all, it was a great night out with friends.