Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Malaga Bound!

Hello!! We did not have internet yesterday for some reason in my apartment, it was terrible. But I have exciting exciting news, I didn't think I was planning anymore trips but Becca and I found a flight to Malaga, Spain for this weekend for $100.00 round trip!!! My head exploded. I am so excited, here is a little peak at where I will be....
Me and my muffin top are going to be brown as a berry when I get back, temperature today in Malaga 80 degrees. Yummy.

Has anyone been here before or even to Spain, I don't speak spanish will this be a problem??

Tell me all you know!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Hello!! I know that it has been about a week since I last posted and that is unfair to you, my lovley followers!! I hope that you can understand I have been really trying to fully immerse myself in the town and get to know as many of the people here. I have met really crazy people, really nice people, and people that make me loose faith in humanity (alittle dramatic).
Also I have been really benefitting from Skype! One of my best friends from high school has been in Iraq for four years, we have kept in touch through emails and things but I have not seen him since his high school graduation! Seeing him on skype was crazy. So when I am not reading all your blogs I am on skype!

All excuses aside, I will be back in action on Monday in full force!!

Also one more little shout out, today Tom and I have been dating for one year! It sinks that he is not here but he is traveling up to Nantucket this weekend to try and get a job so that he can spend the whole summer on the island with me!! Wish him luck!!

Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

London Update!

It has been a crazy week already here: I have walked my legs off, gone 3 days without any hot water in my apartment (me and cold showers do not get along), my best friend loosing her credit card, and spending lots of cash on trips. All in all I am having an amazing time, I might not leave (just kidding Tom). Since the last time I posted, I have no booked 98% of my big trips, and two shows!! Yay, for me. Boo, for my wallet!!

Here is what's going on in April:

1. Off to Isle of Wight, it is a small island of the southern coast of England. Becca and I are staying at a local B&B that has a friendly bulldog and we have an ocean view from our room!! get ready for pictures!!

2. At the end of April, I am going with friends to see Ricky Gervais's comedy show!!! AHHH, I don't know if I told you but I am o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d with him!!!

3. Literally the last day of the month I am going to see the Royal Ballet preform Cinderella, this is a trip through school and I could not be more excited. My 15 years of dance has made me such a sap for ballet!!

Here is how May is looking:

4. The first weekend I am going to Germany to meet my mom's best friend from college, she is graciously letting me bring two friends! She lives outside of Frankfurt and I am so excited!!

5. The second weekend I am going to Wales, this is my adventure weekend. Becca and I are going to be squeezed (picture threading a needle with a sausage) into a wet suit, and we get a helmet and a pair of water shoes. Then we are taking part in "Coasteering" which is getting from point A to point B on a coastline. This means throwing myself off cliffs/rocks, swimming in underwater caves, and scaling rocks, Oh and most important trying not to drown/die. I am actually secretly excited for this, I told Becca I would be very Catwomen on the loose in my wet suit. The second activity that i am doing is learning to surf, I am excited but also very nervous I am terrified of sharks and am convinced that I will get attacked! Does that happen near England??

Picture this!

6. The third weekend I am going to Paris, I have been there but can you really get enough of that city? I am planning on stuffing my face with amazing food, going to Versailles with my cousin Mackenzie (Design Darling Blog, check it out now!!!) and eat alot of cheese, bread and fruit. I love Paris and I cannot wait to get back!!

The month of May is shaping up to be a crazy busy time, and after our semester is over Becca and her family are taking me to Scotland with them to celebrate their Scottish heritage!!

Please tell me where you have traveled and where I should go, if I can afford it!!! Hope your week is going well!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sense of Urgency

Good Morning Everyone!! I realize that it is only 6am for you but I am four hours ahead which gives me a jump start on my blogging. Today is a very important day for Becca and I we are going to the Student Travel Agency here in London to book all of our weekend trips! I am so so excited, but also nervous that we have waited to long and the prices are going to be ridiculous. But either way the trips we want to go on are:

1. We have to choose one of these four:
Athens, Greece

Barcelona, Spain

Rome, Italy

Venice, Italy

Which should we choose, right now we can only see one because of our finances but have you been to any place that you would suggest??

2. Germany:My mom's college friend is letting us come visit and I could not be more excited!! Germany here we come!
3. Paris France/Versailles/Maybe Cannes??: Becca and I really want to go back to the eiffel tower and gardens of Versaille and then if we have any money left we can go to Cannes in the south of france!

Paris, France

Cannes, France

4. Adventure trip to Wales with school: This trip Becca and I signed up for and it is crazy, we are going to Wales with most of our school and we partake in hiking, cliff jumping (me in a watersuit with a helmet), ocean kayaking, surfing, and biking!! It is going to be so much fun!!

5. Scotland: This is a trip that I was generously invited on with Becca and her family after our semester is over!! I cannot wait

Scotland, UK

Tell me about your travels, any places I should be sure to go??? Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

London meets France

Yesterday was the best day that I have had here so far!! My cousin Mackenzie of Design Darling and her brother and boyfriend came to London to visit! They had just come back from switzerland and had been awake since 4:30am but they rallied and we went out to dinner. It was so nice to see family!! Come back soon!! Mackenzie and I are planning a day trip to Versailles to picnic in the gardens, stay tuned for that post!


Counting down the days, to beautiful Versailles!!

So far in London, I have walked probably the circumference of the globe. Everyone here walks so so so fast, I am usually doing an awkward run walk to keep up with tour guides/professors...not cute. I had my first day of classes and I love every class! I am taking Cross Cultural Relations which is fascinating and then Psychology of Advertising and the Mass Media both are taught by the same professor and she is amazing and sassy. She wore a Chanel suit the first day, diva.

But today was my second day of classes and by far the most tiring, not mentally but physically. The class is the History of London and it is literally a history of london from the streets of london. So my very agile teacher, Professor Redfern guided our 15+ students around for two and a half hours at a full sprint. People here walk alot faster, Becca (best friend and partner in crime) and I are born strollers we like to move slow and take it all in. Redfern on the other hand takes no prisoners and walks at the speed of Seabiscuit, and does not blink if you almost get hit by a double decker bus ( close call today) or loose sight of him (also happened today) or just miss the train you had to be on (almost happened). He is crazy, but very intelligent and I think I will learn alot...if I can keep up!

This is what I want:

Company Uniform...Check

Big Smile...Check

Flag so I can see you at all times...Check

Little white gloves to show that you mean business, but you are also polite...Check

Take notes Redfern, see you Thursday and I'm bringing my sports bra!

I will hopefully post back on here tomorrow, Becca and I are attempting to get into a bar to see Laura Marling in concert, she is Becca's favorite singer and she is amazing and only preforms here in Europe. We do not have tickets but we are gonna give it our best shot!

Wish us luck!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I have finally had a chance to post!!! I am for the most part settled into my Camden apartment. It has been crazy busy these last few days and I have so much to fill you in on! But I just wanted to come on and let you know I am still ALIVE and I will be posting more frequently now that I know my computer will no commit suicide when plugged in, which was a legitimate fear for the past few days!

Tomorrow I head off to Hampstead Heath which is suppose to have awesome views of the city, and then we are going shopping in the Camden Markets!! I will post pictures and share more stories tomorrow!! Thanks for hanging in there!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Springing forward!

I did not need to lose an hour!!!!
It has been the craziest/best/most stressful week ever, I know I know I haven't been on in forever but I faced packing for three months abroad in ONE bag, my computer hard drive crashing which ment loosing all of my music and photos, and bringing my brother home from New Hampshire for his spring break. I know it is no excuse to leave you all hanging but its going to be a bumpy ride until I am situated in London. Hang in there!!! I need all the support I can get!!



Today I head off to Philadelphia, to say goodbye to the boy ( big tear) and leave with my best friend Becca ( You will be hearing alot about our adventures soon!) for London on wednesday!

I will try try try to post again before I depart, I hope you all had a great weekend!!!