to those in England-land.
click the picture above to watch the latest vlog post from yours truly (and one of her lovely roommates).
and no, it’s typically not good manners to talk with food in your mouth. but whatever.
america wouldn’t quite be america without [in my opinion] one of the best holidays:
I made a[nother] video this morning. Click the pictures below to watch:
Though it may be impossible for some (namely, my mother and sister) to believe that I can cook anything without killing someone in the process - they have been proved wrong.
Look at what I made! It’s a pumpkin & cream cheese dessert. So yummy! I didn’t even try it until I had heard from my friends at re:fuel that it was good. I’m thankful that it went well. I’m a novice in the kitchen, so it was really a good boost of confidence.
First, my recipe was American so I had to convert everything into UK measurements. Second, I didn’t have the tools to measure it all out precisely according to the recipe, so a lot was just eye-balled, but hey it worked out!
The Study Abroad office put on a Thanksgiving dinner for all of us study abroad students. They provided the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes + gravy and [oh my goodness, so wonderful] cranberry sauce. The rest was provided by the people at each table. I got to sit with some good (and some relatively new) friends and enjoyed the tastes of macaroni and cheese, bacon-wrapped asparagus, veggies, rolls + butter and some delicious desserts!
The dinner was at 7pm and I had re:fuel at 8pm, so I stayed a while but rushed off after only an hour. I’m glad I got to see all these great people in one night, though. It was such a great Thanksgiving!
Because I saw a lot last week, I decided to tell you all through a series of videos. Click any of the below locations to see the video for each.
I went to
Dublin + Wicklow Mountains
We spent two nights in each city.
Someday, I promise, I will blog about all the places I’ve seen since I’ve been here, what I experience in day-to-day life and the lovely people I’ve met, but I guess I’ve been too preoccupied with living it. I hope you enjoy the photos on Facebook, because they really speak more to the experience than I could.
I recorded these the night we got back from Ireland, so forgive me for my scatter-brained-ness ;)
Just what I needed on this cloudy, homework-ridden day.
Click either picture for the video of my Christmas-morning-present-opening reenactment:
Yes, I know. “Wonderful” doesn’t begin to cover it.
I love home and I love my parents.
Thank you to everyone who has sent me some form of encouragement or love some way or another. It does not go to waste. I have a display of cards and pictures and whatnot in my room to prove it.
You are loved dearly and could not be appreciated more,