Four years ago this month, I visited London for the first time whilst studying abroad. I stayed with family friends (shout out to Heather and David for an amazing weekend!) and as soon as we got off the train at Waterloo station to explore the city, I instantly knew: I would live here someday. The… Continue reading Four Years Later
I spent the past two weeks hosting a friend from Texas and had the chance to show her a slice of my European life as we made our way through London, Paris, Italy, and Ireland. This is going to be more of a diary entry, and my follow up blog post will be more about… Continue reading Across the Continent
Whilst running work errands last week, I found myself next to the Palace Theatre, most famous for being the current home of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play. It’s a massive production, featuring two three hour long parts, and it’s been on my bucket list for a whole year. The play is notoriously hard to… Continue reading Pure Magic
I met my Irish friends Áine and Lochlainn by chance two years ago. (But isn’t that how we meet most of our friends?) I was at a job interview, which lead me to meeting Maggie (who’s American, but based in Dublin), who invited me out that night to meet her friends which essentially lead to me… Continue reading The Irish Invasion
It has been a crazy month! I came back to London at the end of January entirely ready for this semester but never anticipated all that February would bring. I have new classes, a new job, and a new flat. A few updates… My spring courses are all going great so far and I can’t… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes!
These last few weeks that I was in London were spent wrapping up my semester, battling a horrendous week-long cold, and doing quintessential London things before I returned to the New World. These things included… Winter Wonderland! For those unfamiliar, Winter Wonderland is essentially a Christmas carnival on steroids. I was entirely mentally unprepared the first… Continue reading London To-Dos
Months ago when I was still in Texas, I saw a Groupon for the Warner Bros Studio Tour of Harry Potter here in London, and I impulsively bought it. It was £49 (which y’all already know I brought down to £39 because I found a coupon code), and it didn’t matter that I hadn’t made friends yet… Continue reading A Harry Potter Christmas