“You’ve never heard of Bake Off?!” That was one of the most common conversations I had in my first few weeks at LSE.
Many of the popular movies, music, and shows are similar between the UK and the US, but I’ve been falling in love with British pop culture. I have officially been in London for one whole month, and yes I’ve finally seen Bake Off! And I must say, I understand what the hype is all about. Each week, there are 3 separate baking challenges for the contestants, ranging from creating a vegetable cake to a full on wedding cake. At the end, you’re craving a slice of cake so badly you just have to make a run to the nearest Tesco’s.
I have loved getting to discover a whole new variety of popular culture and media! I listen to BBC Radio 1 and their hilarious banter in the morning, grab the morning Metro paper and Evening Standard, and have an official X Factor viewing scheduled in for this Saturday to get me officially addicted before the finals.
University and life in London can be so busy and hectic that settling in for a good evening of Bake Off and biscuits can be just the thing you need to take a break from your crazy day. It’s the small things about British culture that I’ve learned to appreciate the most, and that make living in a different country so amazing.