25.4.10

1...the door to the castle
2...the castle!
3...the conference hall. where church, lectures, and crazy running around games happen
4...a thingy in the fence that you can climb over to get to another pasture
5...the ceiling above the castle lobby area
6...the castle from the pasture
7...this picture doesn't give the view any justice at all. there's sheep and cows all over that far hill. it's amazing. really. even though it doesn't look amazing. :)

To get to room 15, you go up the main big staircase, through a door, down a few steps, and my room is to the right. I'm not kidding when I say you can get lost in the castle.

I have a French roommate, a German roommate, and a British Roommate. Hannah, Doro, and Deborah...respecitively.

It's funny how I keep finding little things that I've read about in lots of British books, but never really thought about or hoped to experience.

I finally know what Digory's house was like in The Magician's Nephew...all connected to the other houses. It really is like 3 or 4 double story brick houses squished together side by side.

I tried ginger beer. No...not ginger ale, or beer. It's a soft drink that's ginger flavored. It was deliciousness actually.

And today for dessert at dinner (lunch) we had cake with custard. And not cake as in chocolate frosted sugar. But more like cobbler topping with some berries in it type cake. And custard is amazing.

There's sheep all all all over the place here. I went on a walk with my family group on Friday night and we walked through field after field  with sheep, rolling green hills, oak trees, hedges and stone fences.

And apparently I have an accent.

13 comments:

abigail said...

That seriously all looks like a fairytale....

Peter Rust said...

awesome!

Kristine said...

Great pictures, Kaish! The thing where you climb on it to step over the fence into another pasture is in Milly-Molly-Mandy. Ha, now I get it. Love the pictures of the castle! I can see why you were speechless. I was thinking a small, sortof pathetic little castle. lol.

Britty Mac said...

FUN!!! Makes me want to go!! Hope you're having a wonderful time! And more pictures please! :)

Annie said...

WOW...it's like you're living right in a Jane Austen novel right now! Lucky girl...enjoy every minute of it!

Anonymous said...

I think you were born in the wrong century. It all sounds so amazing

Hannah said...

am i allowed to be jealous, kaisha, dear?? <3 miss you like so badly.
love the picturessssssss. MORE PLEASE! :)

Amanda said...

OH my goodness kaisha! That is so amazing! AHHH! Thanks for blogging. It is fun to stay updated!

Kristine said...

Hey, I would love a post on each of your roommates!

Through the Sea Glass said...

Kaisha! Your images are fantastic, my favorite is the entrance to the castle - the door! I agree with Abbie, it's like your living in a fairy tale.

Historian Anne said...

lol, I love how you have an "accent"!! So do Brits sit around trying to imitate your accent?

Lydia Lee said...

Ohhhhh Kaisha! These pictures make me SO homesick for Capernwray ... you have no idea. If I could up and go there right now, believe me, I WOULD! I love that you're experiencing pretty much almost everything that I did ... I KNOW what you mean about all those British things you read about it in books, but didn't really believe till you got there! When you come back, I'll have to show you my Capernwray scrapbook so we can reminisce together [in a way ...].

I am SO glad you got to go ... it was definitely the best experience of my life, and I only wish that everyone could do it! :] And it's so true ... some mornings when I stepped out of the dining hall to go back to my room, and it was all gray and misty, I felt like I was living in "Pride & Prejudice" land ... *sigh* Keep them pictures & stories coming!

. me . said...

actually...Stephan tried to do an American accent. He's German. It didn't work.