|Fall 09 students arriving|
September to December in London are not the warmest months, so you probably don't need to designate too much luggage space to summer clothes. That space may be better used for your coat. It's easy to forget to pack your coat in August, but often within a few weeks the wind will remind you how much warmer you would be with a coat on. Another thing that's easy to forget is a towel. Though you are likely to be looking for furnished flats to live in, this is something that is best provided by you. You can of course get a towel here when you arrive, but in the past many students have brought an old one from home and then chucked it at the end of the semester. On the other hand, sheets may be something that are better to purchase here. Most people don't know until they find a flat what size bed they will be sleeping in.
|This is probably what you will feel like when you arrive|
|Spring 10 students arriving|
Here is a parting narrative in the form of four limericks:
There once was a bag from Eau Claire
That had an itch to get out of there
It got packed full of stuff
Which was more than enough
But the packer didn't care.
The bag got on a plane
Though the airline complained
"This bag is too heavy,
It will have to pay a levy.
When we lift it we are pained."
When the suitcase had landed
There was no way to be candid.
It couldn't be lifted
Refusing to be shifted
And its packer just had to leave it stranded.
This story is a sad one,
So here's the moral, then it's done:
If you are at all in doubt,
Leave those extra jeans out
And ensure that your bag weighs less than a metric tonne.