Yesterday I got to check something that’s been on the English bucket list for years. I got to go on a walk through the country! It wasn’t a hike in the Lake District, but lavender fields and hairy coos and the occasional glimpse of a little town in Kent were by no means a disappointed. It was the most gorgeous day, potentially the most gorgeous day we’ve had here. The weather was up in the high 50s, so all of my layers came off and we got to enjoy short sleeved weather. My arms haven’t seen the light of day in months, and the sun coming from the blue skies felt oh so good! Plus, when we got back to the city, we noticed some of the trees near our street have the beginnings of flower blossoms and I’m crossing my fingers that they’ve erupted in blooms by the time we get back from Switzerland this week. Also, can we talk about the fact that this semester, sentences like “when we get back from Switzerland this week” are a thing? No one pinch me.