Weekend Trip To London

Weekend Trip To London

This weekend I went to London with these wonderful girls, Ros and Viki, and some friends of ours from church. Having previously visited most of the touristy places I had wanted to go on our last London trip in June of 2015, we focused on spending more time in certain places instead of traveling to as many as possible. I only had one location request. The one place I hadn’t visited last summer when we went was Blackfriar’s Bridge and all I needed was one picture. (After reading The Infernal Devices it was a major bucket list destination. I didn’t need to stay super long but I had to go see Jem’s favorite place in London and get a picture.) So naturally we ran across four lanes of traffic to get it, and then ran right back to jump in the car again. Continue reading

Smells Like Chocolate

Smells Like Chocolate

So I might have a slight notebook addiction. I guess this could be assumed since I’m doing a Creative Writing degree, but I’m in my second year and I still haven’t taken my laptop to a lecture or seminar once. I always handwrite everything in a notebook first. I just really like the motion of writing everything by hand. Clicking away on a keyboard is fun and all but doesn’t compare to thick ink on fresh paper. Continue reading

Favorite Words: Apricity

Favorite Words: Apricity

Today I don’t think I can help but babble a bit about one of my favorite words. Apricity: the warmth of the sun in winter. Sadly it isn’t used too often but I stumbled across it rather recently and it has been my current favorite word since.

It seemed especially appropriate as I happened to wake up to beautiful snowflakes falling outside my window the other morning. I got to walk to my class as they fell on and around me and absolutely loved every second of it despite the cold. Because snow makes the cold worth it at the point, in my opinion.

Plus, I really like feeling like I’m somehow in a snow globe with all the little glitters floating and swirling around me like little silver ashes. Continue reading