If you haven’t been keeping up with me, I spent the better part of April in South Africa on a field course, you can read about my time in the posts below:

South Africa Marine Field Course: Sodwana Bay

South Africa Marine Field Course: Sodwana Bay Incident

South Africa Marine Field Course: St. Lucia Safaris and Umkomaas

South Africa Marine Field Course: Cape Town

South Africa Marine Field Course: My Footage

Once I returned, life came at me fast. Work and university are relentless with approaching deadlines. On the bright side, my last deadline is only a bit over a week away and then I can breathe if only for a minute before buckling down on my dissertation. I’ve started with two new clients at work, so I look forward to expanding my skills and getting to know new people!

Finally, my birthday was a few days ago and it was a busy weekend. First, Diego and I saw the new Avengers film and man, was it good! The next day (Saturday, 28 April, my actual birthday), we headed to London to see one of the limited shows of the musical Chess. My parents treated me to two tickets and dinner as my birthday present to see it, so I took Diego along for the ride. We arrived in London around 4PM and walked around before heading to Dishoom, a critically acclaimed Indian restaurant I’ve been eager to try. Much to our dismay, the queue was unbelievably long, so we headed to a Canadian pub I’ve also been eager to try and got a pint and poutine before dinner at Honest Burger. Chess was fantastic! I’m not sure it’s my favorite of all time, but I’m sure I’ll come to like it even more after listening to the music a few more times. The set was amazing and the cast were memorable… the only downside was our uncomfortable seats and somewhat obstructed view. After the show, we joined Diego’s good friend Max and his girlfriend back at the Canadian pub for more drinks, hockey and catch up.

Now, it’s back again to the real world with university and work.

What I’m watching: Dallas Buyer’s Club, Mrs. Doubtfire, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Django Unchained

What I’m listening to: because the internet by Childish Gambino, Loud Like Love by Placebo, Deep Blue by Parkway Drive, Braille by Palm Reader, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery by Capital Cities, Pedestrian Verse by Frightened Rabbit

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