Hello folks, Brooke Joyce here, co-instructor for the Listening Live course. As I predicted, these last three weeks have flown by. But looking back, it's quite amazing what we've seen, heard and experienced in that short amount of time: opera at Covent Garden, London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, Evensong at York Minster, pipes and fiddles at the Ferry Inn in Uig on the Isle of Skye, Bela Fleck, and Abigail Washburn at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.
So today, we all took a deep breath and got ready to leave the UK. After taking some time to read each other's listening journals, we had a free afternoon to do those last minute things--visit that site that we hadn't gotten to, shop for that one last gift, start packing.
At 5:00pm, our traditional time for tea, we had one last class discussion, followed by an exchange of presents for both students and faculty, and a quick birthday celebration for one of our students whose birthday is tomorrow. For our last group meal, we were treated to a delicious Indian meal at Charcoals, just up the street from our hostel. Tomorrow, we'll head to the airport and begin our journey home.