And this is why I love the UK so much

20042007030My new phone‘s everywhere in London. I’ve seen it on at least 3 bus-stops and every mobile phone store that I pass. Cool. The N95 is the flavour of the month. And I must say, apart from me having not figured out yet how to get the GPS going which is more because of lack of trying than anything else, I love this flavour! The camera’s great, the internet works a treat (I love that I can check streetmaps and tube itineraries on the go) and you can even use it to call and text people. Love it.

But that’s not why I love the UK. One of the best things about this lovely island is the BBC radio stations. My favorite is Radio 4, which is on my alarmclock and I therefore listen to it every day. My day usually starts with the Today program and finishes with Today In Parliament. What a brilliant show. If you’ve never heard it, you can listen to it here. It’s exactly what it should be: factual and incredibly boring-in-an-interesting-kinda-way (second only to the shipping forecast), and almost the perfect way to end the day. My favourite ever program on Radio 4 was Home Truths, which used to on on Saturday morning, presented by the inimitable John Peel, who sadly died too early. Now that was a brilliant program. I do love my radio (especially since I haven’t had a TV in 18 months. And I don’t miss it one bit).

Another brilliant and venerable institution that I love is the Economist. And I’m a lucky gal, because I just won a subscription to it! Thanks everyone that voted and thanks to the kind folks at Clear Admit. I find it amazing that my braindumps are read, let alone win me something. Congrats to all the other winners too, most notably my fellow LBS bloggers: go gang!

This week’s the first week of my last term at LBS (ouch, that is painful, typing it out loud). I’m only taking one course this term, since I used up all my credits, have to finish my second year project and thought that it might be a good idea to end in a relaxed fashion. I hadn’t reckoned with my tendency to say yes to every interesting thing that comes along, so this term I have to finish my second year project, I’ll be helping out with the class gift, do freelance work, and lend a hand with a conference that’s coming to LBS this summer. And do some student ambassador work and go to class. And I’m trying to get back in shape so I’ll look good on my graduation pictures. For someone my age, I should know better than to underestimate my spare time!