The one thing nobody tells you about studying abroad is how lonely it is. Sure, there’s the excitement of having nothing to hold you down, and being in a completely different culture. But that can often be a hindrance. As human beings we need connections. Ones which stabilize us and make us feel loved. I [...]
As I’m sat in Charlotte Douglas International Airport, waiting for my second flight to take me home to Heathrow, I have to wonder and reminisce what this past Fall term has given me. And just as I’ve picked up my laptop to start writing, an ironic speaker voice states “Do not accept gifts from unknown [...]
As an English woman born and bred, still the first thing which comes to mind when I think of Americans is 'flamboyance'. Everything in famously over the top, and over done. But I swelled with joy and embraced every second of Halloweek (despite the consequent disasters which come from 5/6 days of non-stop debauchery and alcoholism).
"These waters, rolling from their mountain-springs With a sweet inland murmur.—Once again Do I behold these steep and lofty cliffs, Which on a wild secluded scene impress Thoughts of more deep seclusion; and connect The landscape with the quiet of the sky." - Wordsworth, "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey, on Revisiting the Banks [...]