My 2012 In Review


After a long and thoughtful walk through Fullersburg Woods I have had a chance to reflect on all the events of this past year; and what better time to reflect than the present? I’m astounded at how much has happened in one year, and hope I can give an accurate summary of it all. January … Continue reading My 2012 In Review

4th of July – We still celebrate in the UK


Thanks to Danielle for the use of her backyard, and to everyone for coming and humoring me. I do appreciate the irony of celebrating 4th of July in the UK, but this is all I need to celebrate Independence Day - hot dogs, beer, good weather (mostly), and friends. I've also learned that hot dogs … Continue reading 4th of July – We still celebrate in the UK

The Queen visits Leicester!


While a few weeks late in writing this, I thought it deserved its own post. Anyway, this is for people back home who want to know what I'm up to these days, or for people who are curious. Here are some pictures taken between myself and my flatmate when Queen Elizabeth visited Leicester in March, … Continue reading The Queen visits Leicester!

A new month, a new update, and welcome to Spring Break!


I don’t know if I’ve already said this, but March has been one of the toughest months since I’ve been here. At the beginning of the month we were still in the early stages of group exhibition projects, summer internship placements were being decided, and the deadline for dissertation proposals was looming. I was thinking … Continue reading A new month, a new update, and welcome to Spring Break!

CS Hike The Peak District


I went on another hike last weekend with a few British couchsurfers. The destination this time was the Peak District National Park, and we were fewer in number because it was going to be a more intense hike... I thought I'd have no problem. I got picked up at 8:30am on a Sunday morning and … Continue reading CS Hike The Peak District

Happy New Year from Leicester!


Hello All, After a surprise visit home and a week-long trip to Ireland, I have made it back safe and sound to Leicester, ready to start classes tomorrow. It’s been a fun few weeks, but will get very busy from here on! Just before the break I had gone on another hike in Leicestershire, but … Continue reading Happy New Year from Leicester!