Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh, The Places You'll Go

All of my sincerest thanks to all of my family and friends for all of their continued love and support!

This Past Semester:

  • England: Bath, London, Salisbury, Lacock, Stonehenge, Hampshire, Winchester, Oxford, Stratford 
  • Scotland: Edinburgh and the Scottish West Highlands
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Italy: Venice, Florence and Rome
  • The Netherlands: Amsterdam
  • France: Paris, Epernay and Champagne 
  • Italy: Venice, Florence, Rome, Naples and Bari 
  • Greece: Athens, Patras, Epidaurus, Aegina and Crete 

Sunday, May 20, 2012


"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort" ~Jane Austen

Thank you Jane. You always have the precise words I was looking for. It's wonderful being home again.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Last Day in Bath.

It's bittersweet but it's finally here, my last day in Bath.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One Week Left On This Side of the Pond

Jane Austen Internship Update

These past couple weeks at the Centre have been wonderful. I've had some great projects, like writing a letter as Jane Austen to a group of students who wrote to the Centre, authenticating a Georgian dress that was donated to the exhibition and then researching and writing a new information board on modern film adaptations. I'm also almost done with my final internship dissertation and yesterday I was also given the wonderful task of contacting a certain actor (From the BBC Sense and Sensibility and Downtown Abbey fame!) to add something to our collection of autographs and letters from actors involved in Jane Austen film adaptations. It has been a wonderful couple of weeks and I'm very sorry to have to leave such a wonderful place.


This past week I visited Shakespeare's birthplace with the program, visiting a few of the cottages associated with him and his family and also seeing three Royal Shakespeare Company performances. We saw Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and Richard III. All of the performances were wonderful and although Twelfth Night has always been one of my favorite plays, Richard III stole the show for me. We also visited Kenilworth Castle as a day trip.

  • Shakespeare's Birthplace
  • Shakespeare's Grave
  • Anne Hathaway's Cottage
  • The Stratford Theatre
  • Kenilworth Castle

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Scotland is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been and Michelle, Alex and I had a wonderful weekend. We explored Edinburgh on Friday and Sunday and on Saturday we took a tour of the Scottish West Highland. I also tried classic Scottish dishes like "haggis, neeps and tatties"(potatoes and turnips) honeycomb ice cream and of course Scottish Whisky.

  • The Royal Mile
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • The Elephant House (where JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter!)
  • Stirling Castle
  • Doune Castle
  • Loch (Lake) Lunbaig
  • Kilchurn Castle
  • Inverary Castle
  • Loch Lomond
  • Rest and Be Thankful Pass
  • The Village of Luss

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Dorset Coast

I missed the hike a few weeks ago along the Dorset Coast but it's so beautiful I still had to share a picture. It's a few hours away from Bath. They specifically call this part of the coast, Jurassic Coast. You can see why.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ireland Study Trip

I just returned from my Ireland study trip. It was a wonderful addition to my first trip to Ireland. I especially loved Trinity College and the Dublin Writers Museum.

  • Trinity College: The book of Kells and Library
  • Dublin National Museum (Bog People!)
  • 1916 Walking Tour of Ireland
  • Dublin Writers Museum
  • Dublin National Art Gallery
  • The Guinness Storehouse (Because I couldn't stay away)
  • Literary Pub Crawl