As you're reading this, I've been back in Canada for a little over a week after a whirlwind 8 months in England. I've gotten used to driving on the right-hand side of the road, met up with friends and started a new job, all while slowly getting over jet lag! It's hard to believe that… Continue reading The End of a Chapter
As I'm sure you've noticed by now, I'm a big fan of day trips because you can see quite a bit packed into one day and you're back in time for supper. Somehow we've come to the end of my traipsing across southern England, because it's officially the end of my exchange! I had time… Continue reading A Day in Windsor and a Royal Wedding
We've been having gorgeous weather in England this last little while, so I'm trying to make the most of it before heading back to Canada and into working indoors for the summer. One of the things still on my list was Blenheim Palace, so the other day I took a break from studying and spent… Continue reading A Day at Blenheim Palace
I'm back with another spring-y post today! I know I missed last week, but I have a good reason - I was spending some time with my dad and brother who had come all the way from Canada to visit me. I'm convinced they brought the summer weather with them, because a couple of days… Continue reading Spring Day Trips
Well, for a week at least. Turns out the weather in the UK is almost as temperamental as in Canada! We had a beautiful few days last week - sun, 20 degree temperatures, blue sky - which is great for encouraging everything to turn green again, but also brings out the entire British population. I… Continue reading Spring has sprung!
I finally got back up to Scotland! This time around I had a wonderful weekend with UK Study Tours in Edinburgh and the highlands. I loved everything, but could definitely spend weeks exploring the gorgeous highlands! After an overnight coach ride, we arrived in the Scottish capital and immediately started on a morning walking tour.… Continue reading A Weekend in Edinburgh
One of the many wonderful things about going to university in the UK is the length of time you get for holidays, particularly the month for Christmas and the two weeks for Easter! I took full advantage of the recent break to visit a country I've dreamed about forever and has consistently been at the… Continue reading A Week in Italy
Happy April! And happy belated Easter! I'm currently on my two-week Easter holiday, and have been doing quite a bit of travelling - including a little day trip to Wales. I made the multiple train and bus journey to my idea of heaven, Hay-on-Wye (also know as the Independent Kingdom of Hay), a bookworm's paradise!… Continue reading A Day in Hay-on-Wye