Hello, we are now about half way through the second semester. This semester is going quite well and I am learning oodles about the culture here. This is partially because I am taking a British cinema class and transition from feudalism to capitalism. British cinema is not only a class exploring what British cinema is but how it fits into the culture since the second World War. The movies we watch are always those which the tutor feels best represents the culture of the time it was made so at times I think I would understand pop culture references about Britain more than America any more. The historical aspect of the United Kingdom I am also piecing together quite well thanks to the feudalism to capitalism class. We started around the time the Roman Empire started invading and have gradually been studying the government working towards the present. Of course actually living here definitely hasn't hurt my understanding of how it all fits in either. As we go more and more places and as I meet people from all areas of the British Isles and around the world my understanding and way of thinking of the global changes gets reinvented. This weekend we will be going to stonehenge and I will be sure to post pictures of this wonder as soon as I have them.