Heart shaped glasses. Also essential.

The Great British Pastime – Camping

I have always loved camping, but rarely do I get the chance. In fact, I’ve never camped in the UK. Camping is one of the great British loves, which seems…

Settling in Abroad

Now I know this may seem a strange topic for this week, but I have decided to take a look at the practicalities and normalities of living life abroad. 18…

5 Books for London

        5 books for London Orlando by Virginia Woolf One of her lesser known but most beautiful and accessible novels, Orlando: A Biography–written for Woolf’s lover, Vita Sackville-West–is the fantastical…

the community roof garden

A Southbank Summer

Naturally, now that I’ve decided to explore my home country, I’m going to start near. One of the great things about living in London is that no matter how long…

A Plane, Six Trains…and an Upgrade.

In what was beginning to sound and feel like the 12 days of Christmas, I recently embarked on an epic marathon journey home. It’s funny the extent people go to…

Where is the ‘@’ on this computer?

After deciding to study abroad in London, I got many faces when I started spreading the news. “London? Why aren’t you going somewhere different?” I’ll have you know that London…

Farewell to the City of Dreaming Spires

“Friends are the sunshine of life.”—John Hay I cheated, and nearly twenty minutes before my graduation ceremony from Oxford University was set to commence, I ripped open the contents of…

A Holiday From a Holiday…

So often when you are speaking with friends who are away travelling or when you yourself are in faraway lands you are more than likely to at once hear/think personally,…