Monday, 21 April 2014

Jan 25th: Cambridge! (Aka I wish I went to this university, so pretty).

Entrance to the Fitzwilliam Museum:

John Craxton exhibition:

We got to walk around on the balcony and see all the tiny artworks. Super cool!

The Polar Museum was pretty nice. Free museums are definitely one of my favourite sight-seeing activities.

The one picture of me I got that day haha...

Sunday, 20 April 2014


Winter Term ended on April 9th, but here I am reflecting from the very beginning of it... JANUARY TO APRIL, woooooo. I go home on April 29th (I've been in Lyon currently and going to Prague on the 23rd), so down time = blog time. 

JAN 11th: LONDON NATIONAL GALLERY and whatever else I did that day

My ARTH117 Art History class got to tour the National Gallery with our awesome prof Daphne. 

I really enjoyed the National Gallery; it has some outstanding artwork! Our prof being our super knowledgeable tour guide was definitely the best part. 

That's the National Gallery above... and then the St. Martin in the fields church, also in Trafalgar Square.

After our field study, I was craving Korean food.... (this happens basically always) and so I got myself some soondubu!



It's funny how this started off as a style blog... as you can see, on my "I don't really care about fashion, I just want to be dry and warm" days, this is what I tend to wear. Please judge me.


Betsy and I gardened with the gardeners, yay. There's a lot of maintenance that goes on in a castle estate... and we got to contribute to this!

We made a 'dead hedge habitat'.... Yay us!

Sometime also in January, the scholar in residence dude Tom Attah played a performance for us. 

And a clubbing photo to round off this beginning of winter term post. (I really didn't go out that much this term...)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Days Before Winter Term...

Hm, it seems both so long and so recently that we started the Winter Term in January. I didn't do very much in Amsterdam... I had a day to spend in London that I could have done more with but didn't really feel like dragging my backpack around. (+ there's a luggage hold in London Victoria station for something like 7-9 pounds a day? Could be worth it!) 

So, I just mostly chilled in coffee shops and then went to the ridiculous Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park in the evening before hopping on my bus to Glasgow.

Guys, the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is so outrageously glitzy. 


I went up to Glasgow to stay a few days with my friend Luke, that I met at the People & Planet Shared Planet conference in October. Yay friends! Thanks so much Luke, again! (Especially considering this is two months after the fact haha)

Glasgow was cool! I only really saw a cool restaurant and the University... because I spent a good chunk of time resting up and watching Breaking Bad on Netflix...

The Bookclub in Glasgow is super awesome though!

A Veggie Burger for me! Falafel like balls and parsnips for Luke!

I think their university looks very castle like. Even as much as Herstmonceux Castle?

This is a museum.

Thanks Luke for being awesome!

And to place a visual representation of my backpacking adventure.. I did this when I got back to Bader!

Thanks so much for putting up with me! Haha... finally past December woo!

Over the Winter term, I've done a lot of great adventuring the past two months... I'm excited to post about Paris!

It's lovely and sunny here at the castle, as anyone who follows me on instagram can see! Hope you're all doing well, amidst this snow storm!