Let me tell you, being a postgrad is not all fun and games. But, when times get stressful, my friends and I are learning that we need to step away from the computers, close the books, and have a little fun. On Thursdays, we have lecture from 2:00pm – 6:00pm. This, my friends, is a very long time to try and pay attention to one lecturer.
Usually after this lecture we head to The Stag’s Head, our campus pub, for pizza, beer, and table football (foosball). Last Thursday, we decided to branch out and head to the city centre.
With the holidays approaching, Southampton is slowly changing into a winter wonderland. At the city centre, the food stalls have been converted into Bavarian-themed huts and they’ve placed a German Bar smack dab in the middle of everything. With our brains feeling like mush after class, we decided to check it out.
Now, for a German Bar, in England, we expected some of the workers to be, well, German. Low and behold, they were English. But, the beer was cold, the mulled wine was hot, and the sausages were delicious!
With reports, essays and presentations looming over our heads, it’s hard to take a few minutes, or hours, for ourselves. But, thanks to the holiday spirit, we took a timeout from university life and had a memorable evening.