Monthly Archives: June 2012

Flying Solo Again: Blenheim Palace

Originally posted: December 22, 2011. I thought that my only adventure left would be Belgium with the Hertford Choir, but during my last few days in Oxford, I decided to plan one more solo adventure for myself, sort of like … Continue reading

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The Week of Lost Things

Don’t get me wrong.  I had a great week in many ways (see the soon to follow Coldplay concert review)–but I suppose when my summer schedule began to get more stressful, I stopped paying attention to some of the smaller … Continue reading

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Embracing the Unexpected

I suppose I have been too busy taking my own advice to post promptly this week . . . I did attempt to strike a better balance, in some ways.  Mostly it meant devoting more time to work earlier in … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

Originally posted December 18, 2011. I thought my last week at Oxford would be really emotional.  I’m the kind of sensitive person that usually has a difficult time with goodbye’s and I couldn’t imagine how saying goodbye to this magical university … Continue reading

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Leaving for Belgium

Originally posted December 8, 2011. Heya, I’m leaving for Belgium today!  I’m sad to be leaving Oxford, but most people have left here and some of my best friends will be waiting for me at St. Pancras today.  It’s going … Continue reading

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An Academic Ending

Originally posted December 1, 2011. I finished my last tutorial at Oxford just a little under an hour ago.  In some ways, I want to shout for joy because there will be no more 500 pg novels to read in three … Continue reading

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Working for the Weekend

Originally posted November 28, 2011. I said that I wasn’t going to post again until the end of the term, but I can’t help it.  I’m going to make time to write because, after not blogging for a week, I can … Continue reading

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Fighting The Fifth Week Blues

Originally posted November 14, 2011. Ever since third week, I’d been hearing rumors of a sort of unplanned Oxford tradition: the fifth week blues.  Apparently, this hits the student body during the fifth week of every term.  After the halfway mark of … Continue reading

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Third Standard Article

Originally posted November 11, 2011. If you want to hear about my British Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day, click this link!

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If You Ask, You Will Receive

Last week I complained about feeling lonely during my first week in Houston, but that has not been the problem during my second week.  Instead, I had plans with friends and group meetings almost every night.  This was a quick … Continue reading

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