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
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
It’s official! The flight has been bought. The student loan has been taken out. The dorm has been booked. I’m officially Europe bound on Sunday for my next academic chapter and while I’m a little nervous to return to the classroom for grad school… I’m so excited for new adventures! The question I’ve been asked… Continue reading Why London?
Let’s just get this out of the way… I was let go from my job yesterday. Have you ever been fired? It’s the weirdest experience. One minute you think you’re safe and cozy in your corporate world, and the next… you’re unemployed. My regional director let the other three coordinators go early, and then called… Continue reading Winning London
A few months ago, my dad and I surprised my mom with a round-trip ticket to Dublin. She was overcome with emotion at the thought of leaving her babies (my little brothers) for a week, but alas she was able to overcome that and grew very keen on the idea of seeing my world over… Continue reading Mama & Mo vs. Europe (pt. I)
London is my favorite city in the whole world. Even before my initial visit two years ago, I knew I was an Anglophile- that is, a person with a deep admiration for Britain. I’ve loved England for so long, I even started a British club in high school. Though it didn’t last long, it was… Continue reading To the Land of Our Forefathers – London, England