Hi hi! So far, 99.9% of the pics I’ve posted have been from my dslr, but if you’ve known me for more than 5 minutes you know I snapchat a lot and selfie A LOT. So, naturally, my camera roll on my phone is also full of pics, mostly blurry and grainy, but also full of a whole lot of happy. So, here’s London so far according to my snapchat.;-)
I look angry, but Brooklyn snapped this of me on the tube and I just love the underground so therefore I love this picture.
Half of the program went to Wicked! So good. We sang the songs for days. In fact, we’re still singing them.
That guy on the left is Dr. Burton, one of the professors. I wouldn’t be here without his investment in me. Thank goodness for stellar teachers who go above and beyond for their students.
Grant’s perfectly timed photobomb.
Finally, the selfie we were going for! Also Stonehenge. I’ve seen it in blue skies and shrouded in fog. It’s pretty awesome either way.
I’ve had some of the happiest moments of my life on this study abroad, and that’s why I love this picture. It’s not always happy happy happy, but there’s a lot of happy, and that’s what I want to remember.
Oxford. Moo-Moo’s. Need I say more?
This is Kensington Gardens, and just a 3 minutes walk from the Center. Still mildly terrified one of the birds is going to eat me next time I visit, but the sun rise is beautiful so it might be worth risking my life.
Shake Shack has become the new Sodalicious, and the penguin on the cup is probably my spirit animal. What did I do without cheese fries in my life?
Italy! I love window seats, especially when I’m flying to a place I’ve never been, because I get to catch a bird’s eye view of the city before we land.
One of the things that was surprising to me about Italy was all the orange trees! It reminded me a lot of Florida, but cooler, because you know, ITALY.
I think this was the day we walking 12.5 miles. We were all so exhausted. Probably one of the most exhausting days of my life. But #worthit because it’s also the day we saw the Sistine Chapel and the Colosseum and I ate gelato 3 different times.
I was excited about this, but it exceeded my expectations. There’s a Magnum shop in Venice where you can make your own ice cream bar, so in my case that meant chocolate ice cream covered in chocolate with brownies, m&m’s, and biscoff cookies, with white chocolate drizzled over it. SO. GOOD.
Both of these pics are blurry and grainy, but we’re on a gondola!
Can you tell we care a lot about food? So many selfies with gelato and bubble waffles and everything we eat.
I turned 21 in England! Probably the best way to turn 21. Brooklyn even wrote on my lunch bag, and my favorite thing is she drew the ASL sign for I love you.
Mama Duff (and Aunt Dana) came to London! Such a fun week showing my favorite ladies around my favorite city.
I decided this week that I’m going to live in Harrods (or Bloomingdale’s in New York). I can wear the gorgeous pink dresses every day and live off of zebra cronuts (pictured above) and sparkling apple, rhubarb, and cinnamon lemonade.
Alright, the hype surrounding Cursed Child is so valid. The special effects are INSANE. Also, I’m rereading Harry Potter and it’s been a few years since I’ve read it and I forgot how much I love it. The hype will always be justified. I’ve read HP so many times and still it cracks me up and puts me on the edge of my seat.
I’ve seen many a pretty dress in my life, but this one is BEAUTIFUL. The price tag wasn’t even on it, so you know it’s insanely expensive, but I could stare at it all day.
My selfie stick came in handy in Oxford, even if I couldn’t always figure out how to use it in a non-dorky way.
This portrait of John Locke is in the Christ Church College dining hall, and we got such a kick out of it because he looks like he’s wearing pajamas.
My cousins lived here 20 years ago and we visited them there, so it was crazy to go back and see it. This is the house Matthew was born in and now he’s on a mission and that’s just a crazy thing to me.
Standing on a glass floor hundreds of feet above a river while taking a selfie in a mirror and seeing yourself suspended in the air is surprisingly dizzying.
Colored houses on Portobello Road and a floral raincoat are two of my favorite things.
Also, we’re halfway done. Can you believe it? Just when I’m starting to really settle in and feel like a city girl, and I just know this second half is going to fly by. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to leave!