Friday, March 30, 2012

Leaving for Italy!

I leave this morning for Venice and won't be back from Italy until Wednesday so look forward to lots of travel photos, new posts, and this week's Jane Austen Internship update. Ciao!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunglass Envy

Royal Victoria Park

With all of this gorgeous weather, I've started running again! I live about 5 minutes from Royal Victoria Park which is just past the Royal Crescent. Isn't it beautiful?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Bath Spring Heat Wave~

It is absolutely beautiful outside with all of the flowers blooming, the streets bustling with people in shorts and sunglasses, and the line around the block at the gelato shop. It all makes me so happy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is the seat of the Dukes of Marlborough, built between 1705 and 1724. It was the birthplace of Winston Churchill and hosts a wonderful Churchill exhibition as well as beautiful grounds and a stately house.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum

Today we toured the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. The Museum of Natural History is full of stuffed animals, fossils and huge skeletons of various exotic animals and dinosaurs! It was visited often by Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, with the dodo providing famous inspiration. The Pitt Rivers Museum is a collection of culturally specific historic pieces, like tribal masks, musical instruments and dress. The shrunken heads are featured in the works of Philip Pullman.

Summer fashion inspiration!

La Roux is my summer fashion inspiration: androgyny, bright colors and lots of sunglasses and we already have almost the same hair color!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First Day of Spring!

Oxford brought in the first day of spring with a warm day and the bloom of spring flowers. If only the grass wasn't off limits, I would lay on it all day reading. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jane Austen Party? I think so.

Famous Oxford Students!

  • W. H. Auden
  • Tony Blair and David Cameron
  • T. S Eliot
  • Hugh Grant
  • Edwin Hubble
  • Stephen Hawking
  • Joseph Heller
  • T. E. Lawrence
  • John Le Carre
  • C. S. Lewis
  • J. R. R Tolkien
  • Lewis Carroll
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Dr. Samuel Johnson
  • John Locke
  • Adam Smith
  • John Donne
  • Sir Walter Raleigh

Christ Church University Tour

Yesterday we toured Christ Church University or what we all called "The Harry Potter Tour" because of all of the sets/scenes the Harry Potter producers used in the films. It was amazing and an absolutely beautiful day!