Part of my winter term trip does have an academic purpose. Believe it or not I am not just in London and Paris to have fun and do touristy things. I do have some work to do and there are scheduled events to partake in.
Today was all about Roald Dahl and Matilda. Roald Dahl is known for his quirky and unique children’s books. Continue reading “Adventures in London: A Day for Matilda”
Today was so much fun. Probably one of my favorite days on the trip so far; mainly because we had the entire day to do what we wanted to do. Clare, Elizabeth and I started the day off with a filling breakfast and we were later joined by our new friend Hannah. Before we headed underground, we planned out how our morning would look and our adventures were able to begin. Continue reading “Adventures in London: A Day of Sightseeing”
Today was a super long but fun day. Our group took a day trip to explore the city of Oxford. The buildings were super intricate and it’s probably because the city is really old but Oxford has a definite personality about it.
After a breakfast consisting of the same food as yesterday, we boarded the bus for what ended up being a two hour ride. It was unfortunate that the day brought colder temperatures and a bit of rain but the exploring was fun nonetheless. Continue reading “Adventures in London: A Day in Oxford”
Day two was reminiscent of childhood and Harry Potter. We spent the day exploring the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood and The British Library. Both areas surrounding the museums were beautiful and I was glad to explore places that not many tourists were in.
I started my day with a delicious but mostly American breakfast. I filled myself with eggs, a pancake and pork sausage. Our adventures started around 10 am with a long journey on the tube towards Bethnal Green.
Upon leaving the underground Continue reading “Adventures in London: Museum Hopping”
Other than being delayed for two hours at the gate in Newark and my feet absolutely killing me, I can officially say my trip to London and Paris is going well.
I decided to take a class studying setting in children’s literature that focused in London and Paris. After suffering single digit temperatures and spending three long days in the classroom, we finally headed for the airport.
My excitement by this point was bubbling over and I was so excited to get back to London and explore Paris. We hit a snag in Newark Continue reading “Adventures in London: Learning London Underground”
It’s January 4 and I’m already not off to a good start on my resolutions for this year. Now I usually don’t make resolutions because I’ve never really stuck with them but this year will be different. (I say this every time I make resolutions but I promise I mean it this time.)
The year 2018 will be the year I accomplish many of my goals and I think by writing them down in many places I can exceed them. So here they are, my list of resolutions for 2018: Continue reading “New Year, New Changes”
It feels like I’m being suffocated. I can barely breathe and I feel numb. The tears come in waves and there really isn’t much I can do to stop them. Grief is a hard feeling to comprehend.
I didn’t understand what losing a family member felt like when it happened the first time at 7 years old. Of course I saw everyone was sad but I got to see family members I normally didn’t see. I got out of school and to my seven year old self, that was all I could ask for.
Now it’s one of the hardest things I’m going through. Continue reading “Grief”