My dearest love, Oh darling it's been too long. And yet walking your streets today made all that time fade away, and those three years feel like the blink of an eye, the whisper of a dream. Memory after memory came flooding back as I walked the grounds of Lady Margaret Hall. I passed the … Continue reading A love letter to my Oxford.
Ok, let's talk about how weird it was to go to Bath and Stonehenge on Wednesday. A good weird, but weird. So far we haven't done the same things I did when I came to Oxford three years ago. I see the occasional familiar site, but for the most part, this experience has been completely … Continue reading The surrealist visit to Stonehenge and Bath.
I know it sounds like all I do is fun things, and I would be lying if I said that wasn't true. It's just not completely true. We do have to do school here too. For example, I brought my music textbook on the tube to church to start catching up on reading, and so … Continue reading We do have to do school here too.
Isn't it amazing how fast you bond? It's only been a week, but already my heart is full of such love for these people. The first few days of wary hellos and awkward small talk are long gone, replaced now with nicknames (I'm apparently mom now... 17 years of being the oldest and head counting … Continue reading America is a baby country.
Just so in love with London. I know it's all I've been saying, but seriously. A typical day here is going to class in the morning, then grabbing some sort of snack at the center (usually leftovers or cheese and crackers or sneaking a roll from last night's … Continue reading More pictures and I’m not even sorry.
Written on the taxi in: It doesn’t feel like I’m going to be here for four months. In fact, it doesn’t feel like I’m here at all really. I keep getting flashbacks to Oxford and it feels like it’s just an extension of that rather than a whole new adventure nearly three years later. I … Continue reading I’m here, and I’ve taken a lot of pictures.
So, after reading through this again, basically it sounds like a missionary email. Even though I haven't served a full time mission- isn't it neat that we can have mini mission experiences wherever we are? The Church here is just so cool! Church was amazing. It’s a 5.5 hour ordeal (we left at 8:45, church was 10-1, … Continue reading The Church is so true!
I packed wayyyyy more than I intended and as I was sitting on and trying to zip up the bag I was going to check, the zipper (which was already ripping) completely popped. So I ended up needing to take a monstrously large checked bag that Dr. Burton with his little carry on is going … Continue reading Funny incidents that happened while leaving
I'm not kidding. I was convinced they were going to eat me. On the first day in London, Rachel and I were incredibly jet lagged and also incredibly hungry, so we walked over to Hyde Park (which is literally two blocks away from the centre and I'm only dying a little bit) and ordered a … Continue reading The animals in Hyde Park have no fear
Random thoughts I've had about London. Every once in a while it all hits me, sometimes for better, sometimes for worse. So here are some thoughts that hit me so deeply that I had to write them down. I'm sitting in class and Sister Hall talked about how they call the bathroom the toilet. And … Continue reading Thoughts about London before actually going to London.