JULY

What do you mean its the end of August and this hasn’t been written… July was a lot like April, but without the variety of countries and school work. It was however, almost constant travel and lots of work, just of a different kind. Becuase I do really hate having ‘nothing’ to do, I decided…

Thai Coconut Soup

I snapchat most of my cooking these days, because I am an uncreative trend follower and would like to torment everyone with videos of what I’m making. But here is a non-video version of what I’m doing in the kitchen.  This recipe is a mix of this recipe and this one, because I wanted more veggies, and…

JUNE

*let’s all ignore that this is literally almost 2 months late, okay? Okay.* June was strange. June was exams and meetings and planes and work. June went from 60 degrees to 100 degrees. 2 out of my 3 exams were in June, so the first 2.5 weeks were really just lost to books, notes and…

Year 1

I finished a year of university, and it still doesn’t seem real. Not where I live, what I study, or the simple fact that it’s the last year I will be a ‘teenager’. I saw photos from my high school’s graduation this year, and my first thought at seeing friends in those familiar maroon and…

MAY

This is the last month I will end here in the UK until I come back in September, and that feels really strange. I’m not leaving particularly soon, but I will end June (very jetlagged) in Austin. So here is May. When writing these monthly summaries, I pull up my calendar and look at the month…

Madrid

There should a better string of words here to describe what Madrid was, what I did, and all the things I loved. And hopefully in the coming months I’ll get it together and do that. But until then, here are just some photos of the city that I fell head over heels for in April….

Lisbon

It’s honestly been over a month since this trip, but it fell in the middle of the travel hurricane that was March-April and nothing was posted. I’m not going to write a lot about what we did, but it really was an a wonderful trip.  

Counting down to exams

Don’t study because you need to study because  Knowledge is power study because they can never take it away from you study because you want to know more study because it enhances you study because it grows you I’ve all but moved into the library leading up to my first exams this week, and I…

Procrasti-baking: Cinnamon Rolls

Procrasti-baking, or baking when you should really be doing work. My preferred way of spending a Saturday evening, or a weeknight if I can spare some time. For a form of procrastination, it’s a fairly productive one, you at least end up with some food for the week, or for friends at the end. I’ve…

APRIL

I wrote about March almost halfway through April, sitting on a train. I wrote that I needed something new, a little calmer, I needed a break. I failed to realize that April wasn’t going to be that. March and April bled together into a muddled mess of travel, stress, and change. It’s honestly hard to…

Brussels 

Brussels is a very pretty city. Well, what I saw of the city in the 24 hours I spent there. I can very much attest to the inside of the Charleroi airport being decent, though not the best.    Though it was an incredibly fast trip, it was a great trip. I went to Brussels…

NUS Conference in Brighton

  I thought I left student government back in high school, but it seems not completely so. This past week I attended the National Union of Students (NUS) conference in Brighton. As someone who is not particularly involved in our students union (LUSU) it was a headfirst dive into UK student government. I didn’t know what…