My name is Pamela Banchetti, it’s quite a Scottish name and that is why I believe that destiny brought me to Glasgow. I was born in a small town near Florence, called Figline Valdarno, and brought up between there and Follonica – a wonderful place at the seaside in Tuscany. Since I was a child I have always dreamed about studying abroad and traveling as much as I could. Thanks to the decline of social, political and economic circumstances in Italy, there were few prospects on offer and my wish was enhanced. So searching for experience and ideas for the future, I landed in Glasgow for my gap year.
I did my IELTS exam and completed my application for five Scottish Universities, and with delight I have known for a few weeks that I will be studying Politics and English Literature in Glasgow University from September 2015. In the meantime I have taken short courses in Creative Writing and History at Glasgow University’s Centre for Open Studies. I enjoyed both but was particularly enthusiastic about Creative Writing.
I have also been working in Costa Coffee in Waterstone’s since November, where I love the team, the place and the work as a barista. I also went to dance classes and have developed a never ending passion.
A story by Pamela Blanchetti You need to come because you are growing up and to grow up you have to see the world- The sun was shining and the international market had just opened. It was pretty early, it was so nice. Anie felt very awake in the morning – she was not a […]
Some time before I left Florence a friend of mine was joking about my choice of coming to Glasgow, which in her opinion didn’t have anything famous or known to be worth visiting. I have to be honest and admit that at first I found myself speechless regarding her jokes but I wasn’t leaving for […]