Saturday, 20 September 2014

Heather Jansch Open Studio



Once a year, the artists of Devon welcome the public to view their work in the space it was created as part of Devon Open Studios. Alex and I went with his family to visit the studio of Heather Jansch, who creates incredible sculptures mostly out of driftwood. Her work was displayed throughout a gorgeous garden, which all were free to wander through. If you're in the area I would definitely recommend going to see her work! 

Sunday, 31 August 2014

A Summer-y Summary




I first experienced overnight camp as a fearless eight-year-old ready for the independence of my new adventure. From that summer, it became my second home; a place of consistent joy regardless of whatever turmoil might be going on in the rest of my life. As a child, it was my sanctuary, my safe place. Now I get to be part of what keeps it that way. No matter what I end up doing with my life, I don't think I'll ever find a job as rewarding as working at summer camp.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

City Break


As much as I love living in London, I'm so happy that I get to spend some time in the countryside as well. Sometimes a little fresh air is all you need.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Bloom



After doing a not-so-great job of taking care of my plants for a while, finally having a flower is making me very happy. Along with this nice spring weather, it's been keeping me in good spirits.

What little things have been making you happy lately?

Friday, 9 May 2014

Safari in Tanzania

Now that my essays are all written and my end-of-term to do list is shrinking I can get back to some more regular blogging. I have been so excited to share more pictures from Tanzania, and today I want to start with the photos from our incredible Safari.

It was unbelievable to be able to watch so many majestic animals just going about their regular lives. We snapped quite a few photos in the excitement, but I've managed to narrow it down to a few favorites to share with all of you.



Did you know that giraffes look this awkwardly goofy when they bend down? We couldn't stop laughing at the poor thing.




In the past I'd never thought of zebras as anything special, but seeing them up close I was absolutely amazed by their beauty.



The highlight of our two days of safari was hands down watching this lioness stalk her pray. We thought we might get to witness an attack, but in the end she missed her chance. (Probably stage fright from all the safari jeeps that gathered around to admire her)


I must admit, I couldn't stop a planet-earth style narration from playing out in my head most of the time.



Treasure Tromp

Friday, 2 May 2014

Smile

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In times of high stress it's nice to remember how small I really am in the context of the world.

No matter what happens with my finals, the sun will rise and the sun will set. The world will keep spinning.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Spain

I haven't had much time to blog lately, but I had to take a quick break from writing essays to share a few pictures. This Easter Alex and I were lucky enough to tag along to his family's trip to Spain. It was the perfect break from the city and from end of term stress.