goodbye london, thank you for the wonderful semester! 

goodbye london, thank you for the wonderful semester! 

the end

so after waking up at 5:30 in the morning and dragging my 50 pound suitcase down 3 flights of stairs and then up one and into a cab and out of the cab and onto the train and then around the airport, and then after frantically reorganizing my suitcase/backpack to get my bag underweight, checking my bag and getting into the real airport and finallyyyy onto a plane for seven and a half hours i arrived home! 

the day was super long and fast moving, and i didn’t really have time to focus on the whole leaving-london part. which really then hit when i was standing in the middle of the christmas tree farm in boonsboro and i just suddenly realized ‘i’m not in england anymore…what?’ its still sort of surreal, the reality of not going back soon, not walking around that beautiful city everyday, the giant question of when will i go back and just the truth of not being across the ocean anymore. 

being home is really wonderful, and warm. i went to the library and got approximately 15 books today, and have eaten lots of good homemade food and watched TV and cuddled with the cat and it’s great. it still feels sortof surreal though, being back in america. i’m sure at some point it will really hit, but for now i’m just enjoying being home. 

i’m so thankful for my experience in london, and in europe in general. it was so amazing to be able to see all of the beautiful old cities, and all of the art. the art, oh, the art. i will miss you art. london was such a great city to live in, i loved every second of exploring it. it was so exciting and full of life and there were so many different things to see all the time. my thoughts are still not coherent on the whole semester, but i’m just so thankful for all of it, and know that i will remember it forever. thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the whole semester and i hope i can share my experiences with you in real life where i can be a little more well-spoken than at this point. 

the end. 

LONDON merry christmas!!
this ornament is so good.

LONDON merry christmas!!

this ornament is so good.

home!

today was super long and full of planes and cars and christmas trees. its a little hard to realize i’m actually not in london anymore, but i’m glad to be home. a more thought out post will come tomorrow when i’m not really exhausted anymore.

all packed and ready to go!

all packed and ready to go!

last day in london, get at me!

checking into my flight and then going to favorite places, thankfully its really sunny out!

night lion!

night lion!

dear london, please stop raining so i can go walk around

thank you.

i really don’t want to pack…

but i guess i should so i can go home in 2 days!

christmas in trafalgar square

christmas in trafalgar square

The Hobbit UK premiere, Leicester Square, 12/12/12

i managed to be a really good spot where the cars pulled up and so everyone walked right past me, except prince william, who drove. but it was SO COOL. andy serkis was the first one there and the last in the theatre, he was outside the entire time taking pictures and signing autographs. and martin freeman and sir ian mckellan were both friendly and signed lots of things. cate blanchett’s eyes really are that blue (and slightly creepy) in real life, and peter jackson is just the bomb. it was just so exciting and wonderful, i’m really glad i got to go and see so many stars, and now i’m even more excited to see the movie!!

(see captions of pictures for ID’s)

tonight i saw prince william, sir peter jackson, martin freeman, and sir ian mckellan

i’m still smiling a lot.

pictures to come!

the christmas tree in trafalgar square is from olso, norway.

its so big and prettyyy

christmas blur

christmas blur

exploring a new city through my pen and camera lens--

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