Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A few more pictures

Hello! This is just a brief update. The weather has been great for the past few days--warm enough for shorts!! So, I have been updating my photos from Oxford, and I put together my album for London. I was in Stratford last night to see Julius Caesar (which was awesome), but I didn't get to the Shakespeare sites, so I will be going back in the next weekend or two to see that. So . . . there will be a lot more pictures (and still more pictures from spring break to come); however, I might not have time to post those until the end of term or even right after I get home. I'm staying pretty busy trying to take care of school work and see everything I can before I leave. Term is a little more than halfway over, and I only have 4 more weeks! 


p.s. I am starting to see more and more students, etc. in robes (which is pretty cool) because it's about time for exams.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Back in Oxford


I’m finally back in Oxford and getting ready to start the third week of Trinity term (the last term of the academic year!).  I have a ton of pictures to share, and so far, I've got all of my trip with Dane posted:

Dane and Madison in Oxford: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018071&id=1294230414&l=90889f8844

Stockholm, Sweden:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018072&id=1294230414&l=8db94adfb2

Geneva, Switzerland:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018136&id=1294230414&l=c512c86bb8

Amsterdam, The Netherlands:  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018390&id=1294230414&l=0c318f20f2

and   http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018424&id=1294230414&l=266bbac263

Paris, France: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018426&id=1294230414&l=d73b53f392

and    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2018427&id=1294230414&l=d614f766bf

 (p.s. If you are looking for pictures of the actual engagement, it's in 2nd album/link--Sweden)

I’ll be finishing up pictures from Berlin through Rome soon, and I’ll let you know when I do!

This term is going really well so far. I have some good tutorials, and I’m much better adjusted to the system so I can do more fun things and still get plenty of work done! My tutorials this term are Post Modern and Contemporary Lit (major) and C.S. Lewis (minor). It is a busy term; there are things going on all the time here! Springtime in Oxford is a fun experience; things really come alive, and I get to be outdoors more. And, surprise, it is actually sunny here (sometimes)! On the downside, it’s tourist season, but oh well, I've been a tourist too. Here is the album I’ve started so far with some Oxford pictures:


Here are some of the things I’m looking forward to in the next few weeks:

--Tea Party at the Warner’s, May 17, Penelope makes outstanding cakes, desserts, and cucumber sandwiches . . . and we all stuff our faces.

--Seeing Les Mis in London, May 13, a short trip into London a few of us planned

--Trip to Stratford upon Avon, May 25, an excursion with OOSC

--Beating of the Bounds, May 21, an Oxford tradition that sounds like something possibly out of Harry Potter . . . see the links http://www.whatsonwhen.com/sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=111359


--WJC choir comes to Oxford, May 28, Yay!!

--Trip to Stonehenge, June 13, an excursion with OOSC

--Jacque, Joy and Madison take a day trip to London

--Walk up to The Kiln’s (C.S. Lewis home) and Lewis’s gravesite


And the term will be over before I know it, and I’ll be back in KC on June 21!