AND SO IT BEGINS . . . ...

The last week in London. Why did I think it would mean freedom and the opportunity to do all the things I’d been meaning to do since we’d arrived? You could feel the stress in the hallways. Most of us had gone away for the weekend and now here it was, the last week of school...

A WALK WITH DICKENS

Broadstairs is the place where Charles Dickens went to get away from it all and write on the beach. There is the Dickens home, the Dickens pub, the Dickens walk…..all things Dickens. But more importantly, there is a beautiful beach complete with seaside restaurants, seagulls,...

Canterbury Tales

We’d gotten Brit Rail passes when we had arrived in London and they are what got us to Scotland and to Dover and to Cambridge. But there were 8 days worth of pass and I still had a few left so the plan was to use them to take me to places outside London on the weekends. This would...

Tennis Anyone?

Enough of us had stayed in London for our final weekend to make Reid Hall not quite as empty as usual.  I ran into some of our group at breakfast in the morning.  Some just wanted some time to see London befoere we ran out of time.  Suddenly we could all feel the clock ticking. Clock...

Thursday Is The New Fri...

At noon on Thursday the hallways of Regents are frantic with activity and suitcases as people head to destinations all over the world. Students in our group headed to Ireland, Amsterdam, France, Spain and Italy for the weekend. I was not one of them. With a final presentation for...

It’s the Little T...

The fact that I’ve turned into one of the college kids during this adventure has not phased me much. Although  when I got two zits on my face it took some getting used to! Honestly I haven’t had a pimple in at least ten years. But I’ve adjusted to having a...

Cambridge

No classes today! We headed to  Cambridge first thing in the  morning, and our Program Director  was incredibly excited to take us  there. She’d taught at Cambridge  for a semester and promised us it  was a  special place. We had no idea  how special the day would...

Mondays “RockR...

Pressure pushing down on me Pressing down on you no man ask for   There is a great David Bowie and Queen Song – Under Pressure It is one of my all time favorites, and the perfect theme for Monday. In spite of of reading several chapters for journalism before going to bed and...