Archive for the ‘Excursions’ category

Speeding Toward the End and Stratford-upon-Avon

26 May 2010 | 1 Comment

The End of All Things (Well, Almost…) The days after Hadrian’s Wall I felt like I was speeding toward the end. Indeed, there were only 12 whole days left. I worked on my final essay for British Literature, honing my thesis on Middlemarch. I prepared some ideas for a conference with Dean. I thought I’d compare and contrast… Read more.

Hung Parliament to Hadrian’s Wall

16 May 2010 | 1 Comment

After a great weekend in Edinburgh, wishing it had been a week at least, I woke up at 8 AM the following Monday to get my day started with a full English breakfast. I caught up in my journal and had the most productive hour of writing yet. I wrote 1,000 words of my media… Read more.

Everything from an Election to an Elephant-sized Excursion to Edinburgh

10 May 2010 | 3 Comments

The day after Durham, I slept in to get some much needed extra rest. I picked up 2 pasties from the Cornish Pasty Bakery across from Betty’s Tea Rooms (as opposed to the one in King’s Square) for brunch and dinner — I tried to keep my weekend meals cheap and to the minimum. I… Read more.

Durham: A Bend in the River and Evensong

2 May 2010 | No Comments

Farewell to My Parents I met my parents at the Brentwood again in the morning. They were enjoying another full English breakfast served by the lovely couple who ran the bed and breakfast. They even offered me some, but I only took a gooseberry yogurt and tea. We went up to their room one last… Read more.

Yorkshire Dales

25 April 2010 | No Comments

I was a bit reluctant to put my hiking shoes back on the morning of our excursion to the Yorkshire Dales. They were the only pair of shoes that I had with me for 3 weeks, and after a week back in York wearing slightly more comfortable shoes, I wasn’t ready for them. But we… Read more.

Spring Break: London and Rochester

30 March 2010 | 1 Comment

All Packed and Ready to Go… Again Believe it or not, but I managed to pack everything I would need (plus a few things I’d like to have) in just my backpack. This is no hiking backpack either, just an ordinary school bag. Besides for the clothes I wore (a shirt, my jacket, and a… Read more.

Hectic Happenings and Castle Howard

23 March 2010 | 1 Comment

St Thomas with St Maurice Church After having heard so many good things about St Thomas with St Maurice Church on Lowther Street (near the Grange, where I live), and even meeting some of its members as a result of my Oral Histories project interview with Mr and Mrs Nye, and attending Tea and Toast… Read more.

Reading, Research, and Rainy Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle

20 March 2010 | 1 Comment

Beware the ides of March! The middle of March came and I’m feeling the onslaught of homework. Part of it is my fault, due to my partial procrastination, but part of it is that I’m working under very different circumstances than I’m used to. Calvin College is much more regimented than York St John in… Read more.

Middlemarch in the Middle of March, Bath, and Stonehenge

14 March 2010 | No Comments

Full English breakfasts have become my routine Monday morning breakfast. That’s baked beans, a poached egg, a hash brown, bacon, tomato, and a sausage. They have a deal at the dining hall where you can get the full breakfast plus a free drink (usually tea for me) for £3. Americans may be wondering what the… Read more.

Great Expectations and Lincoln (Not Abraham)

7 March 2010 | No Comments

Great Expectations March came in like a lamb, not like a lion, contrary to the saying. Every day of this month so far has had sun. Granted, this is England, so even sunny days have clouds, the majority of the clouds this past week have been big, white, and puffy. Only a few days were… Read more.