The Best Day

I think today, combined with all of my past experiences, is enough to ensure that I will always use AirBnB when I travel. I woke up this morning with my alarm which I had set the night before to make sure that I didn’t sleep through breakfast. Not every AirBnB offers breakfast, but some do, andContinue reading “The Best Day”

I’m positively knackered (as they say).

I think I may have overdone my first day. I could hardly stay awake on the bus ride back, and when I got off the bus I could hardly walk because my right calf was threatening to cramp and the bottom of my feet brought new pain with every step. 12.83 miles (my phone says)Continue reading “I’m positively knackered (as they say).”

From a bus. 

Fancy bi-lungiual stewardesses. Providential seat by the window.  10 Cloverfield Lane. Trying to sleep. Landing begins. The sun is rising out the window. Deep orange. Thick clouds underneath that look like land in the darkness. Clouds break as we approach. First sight of the gorgeous coastline. Touchdown and then the “airport shuffle” (immigration, baggage, etc).Continue reading “From a bus. “

Pre-reading.

Today’s preparations have been mostly centered around pre-reading select historical works for my tutorials at Oxford. As I understand it, I will have about 3-4 weeks of learning that is non tutorial based, and then the second term will be completely centered around the two tutorials that I have chosen. My primary tutorial is “HistoryContinue reading “Pre-reading.”

Why the Username.

Just a couple nights ago, at my dearest friend’s engagement party, someone who I knew almost nothing about (I had seen her before, but did not know even her name) approached me. We did the normal introductions, and as I said my name she exclaimed “Oh! You’re that Oxford guy!” I was highly amused thatContinue reading “Why the Username.”