The last weekend with mum we did a Robin Hood tour (mum is obsessed…) and got picked up by some more distant relatives to visit Birmingham where my great-great-aunt lives, my oldest living relative! She is 102, lives by herself without assistance, cooks, cleans and doesn’t need glasses, a hearing aid or even a walking stick! An absolutely incredible woman and I’m so glad to have met her!
Mum came to visit the following week and we went to the greatest places. First weekend was Edinburgh and the next was Geneva! Both places definitely make my top 10 prettiest places in the world. The weather was awful in Edinburgh and I didn’t take any decent photos but here’s a couple from Geneva.
My 2nd cousin lives here with her family. 3 story house on the famous lake where we lived like queens.
Day 1 was misty. On a clear day you would be able to see the Swiss Alps in the background.
One of the coolest things I’ve ever done. Climb to the top of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps and the European Union (when I say climb, I mean get a telecabin up the mountain). Mont Blanc means White Mountain. So amazing.
I’d been meaning to take my camera to the Deer Park across the road for ages and one day I finally got around to it. The deer got to close I could have reached out and touched them! Such amazing animals.
It’s been ages since I’ve updated this but I’ll see how good my memory is in telling you what has happened over the last 2 months-ish.
I got back from Paris, still sick as anything, bought a billion litres of cough medicine and has an entire week of resting/attending classes. We then had a formal dinner for our hall where we got to dress up nicely, pretend to be classy (who are we kidding) and drink free wine and eat good food. Here’s a pic of some of my friends and I at the beginning of the night. If only there were some at the end of the night…
The next weekend I did a day trip to visit Stonehenge & Bath. Stonehenge has been on my bucket list for a really long time so finally being able to see it was so awesome. Even if it was bucketing rain, ridiculous winds and I couldn’t feel my body after being out of the bus for 5 minutes. Totally worth it. I was able to learn so much more about the stones as well as find out lots about the beautiful city of Bath.
Back in Nottingham, preparing my body for the crazy week of bar crawls, formals and hungover lecture attendance. Time needs to slow down a bit.
Paris was as amazing as I’d imagined. The 4 nights basically consisted of drinking more than I imagined possible, jazz dancing in underground bars, being offered jobs at a restaurant, eating a 3 course meal for 9 euro, walking 2 billion km a day, climbing the Eiffel Tower by stairs, eating a block of brie a day, exploring the most beautiful city in the world and basically saying ‘this isn’t real life’ over and over again. We won’t talk about the 14 hour each way bus trip it took to get there and back but it was definitely worth it (even if the guy sitting next to me kept hitting me in his sleep).
Getting a bus to Paris tomorrow to meet Kale & Isabella! Camera is charged and ready.
3 story club and apparently this was a quiet night.
Caught a train up to Nottingham where I got completely lost in the city, walked 5km with my massive backpack in the rain and finally got to my room. I’ll post a photo a bit later (/actually take a photo). Such a beautiful campus and UK college kids know how to party. I’ve officially forgotten what sleep is and have been sick since day 1. Drinking as much medicine as I am beer, but life is great.
The outside of my college hall.
Wollaton Park Deer Park across the road. ft. blue skies and sun
Hooded coat is a way better option than an umbrella.
Made it to London but didn’t take that many pictures. Stayed with a family friend and met up with Isabella! 5 days in London definitely wasn’t long enough but I had to leave or else I would miss day 1 of uni.
Gates of Buckingham Palace
Isabella & I <3
House mate, Smudge.
Went and had coffee at Cafe Grumpy, the same cafe that Hannah works at in the tv series Girls.
Hard Rock cafe in Times Square for my last lunch before heading to JFK and catching a plane to London.