On Wednesday we went to Dover and Canterbury! I'm a little castle and cathedral-ed out at this point, but I still learned some pretty cool fun facts! Apparently Dover Castle is the largest castle in England, and it was used in the filming of a bunch of things, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and the … Continue reading The largest castle in England and the White Cliffs of Dover!
I feel like every time I blog or post on social media lately it's about how much I love spring in London. And this time is no different. FLOWERS. Can we just talk about them for a sec? I love them. I think I've always like them but this year I have a weird obsession … Continue reading Flowers are my love language.
Saturday was the type of day that I could relive every day and not get tired of. It was sunny and almost warm enough to not need a jacket, so Abigail, Kailee, Lindsey, Anja, Austin, Brooklyn, and I decided to head to the park and enjoy the beautiful day. We tried to get Santander bikes … Continue reading Forget homesickness, I’ll take days like Saturday every day forever and ever.
Every once in a while, I get homesick. I start to miss the comforts of the suburban life that I grew up with- the big grocery stores, a car, drive thrus, little things like that. After a few off days spent dreaming about America, something in me switches, and whether that's genuine city love on my … Continue reading Homesick vs never wanting to come home.
We went to Stratford-upon-Avon! As an English major, I've been looking forward to this day trip since we got to England. It was weird walking the streets Shakespeare walked- for some reason this trip it was harder to picture it back in Shakespeare's day. I mean, I've read and watched so much Shakespeare, and literally … Continue reading Check visiting Willy off the English Major bucket list.
The Bern temple makes the 7th temple I've been able to go inside since receiving my endowments. It was awesome! Our session was in Italian, so we got to use the headsets, which was really fun. Also, apparently the Bern temple was the first temple in Europe, and the first multilingual temple the Church built. … Continue reading The last of Switzerland! And oh how I love London in bloom.
My favorite thing about studying abroad is how small it has made the world. As I walked around the Lake District, I thought of North Carolina and summers spent at Lake Santeetlah with my family. As I biked around Lake Geneva with the Alps rising up into the clouds around me, I thought of Provo … Continue reading Switzerland day 3, in which I decide I actually do really want to live here.
Day two in Switzerland just solidified the fact that I loved this country. We went to Gruyere and walked around the castle and the village, taking all the pictures because it's just the cutest little town and has the most amazing views. I'm not kidding when I say that all I ate this day was … Continue reading Switzerland day 2, in which I eat nothing but bread and cheese and chocolate.
Switzerland! Oh how I loved Switzerland. I fell totally head over heels for this country faster than I thought. We stayed with family friends of Brooklyn. Her mom was best friends with Brenda back when Brooklyn was 3 and both families were living in Utah, and then the Bradshaw's invited us to come stay … Continue reading Switzerland!
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. … Continue reading Even this city girl likes the countryside sometimes.