JUNE 2018 | Wrap-Up

What a wild month of June it was! So much has happened recently that I don't even know where to begin. (I know I say something like this every month, but this time I really mean it!). Here's what I've been up to: In June I read a total of 5 books: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by … Continue reading JUNE 2018 | Wrap-Up

MAY 2018 | Wrap-Up

You know what they say: "April showers bring May flowers..." Well, this past month of May was certainly in full bloom! From making it over halfway through Trinity term, doing the usual summertime-in-Oxford activities, and hosting friends and family when they come to visit, I've barely had time to breathe lately. May was a whirlwind … Continue reading MAY 2018 | Wrap-Up

APRIL 2018 | Wrap-Up

T.S. Eliot famously wrote in The Waste Land that "April is the cruelest month." Fortunately, this particular month of April has been remarkably kind to me! Between traveling, spending time with friends, starting a new term, and planning for some exciting days to come, this past month was filled with moments that I know I won't soon … Continue reading APRIL 2018 | Wrap-Up

MARCH 2018 | Wrap-Up

{When you realize half way through April that you forgot to schedule your March wrap-up before you left to travel for two weeks... oops! Better late than never, right?!} It's official, folks: we're one-fourth of the way through 2018! I'm pretty sure I say this literally every month, but it's so hard to believe that … Continue reading MARCH 2018 | Wrap-Up

The London Underground | Holly Goes Abroad

Folks, I'm here to tell you that I have discovered my long-lost love: the London Underground. I had never used the tube until a few weeks ago when my friend and I made a spontaneous trip to London for the day (click here to see the resulting bookshop crawl) and now my life has changed. … Continue reading The London Underground | Holly Goes Abroad

FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Happy March! It's that time once again to look back on the last month's books, favorites, adventures, and highlights. I'm just going to ignore the fact that it's March already and spring has basically already arrived in England which means we're getting closer to summer... but enough looking ahead! Here's what I was up to … Continue reading FEBRUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Oxford Union | Holly Goes Abroad

Today I'd like to talk about a wonderful, fascinating, and controversial aspect of Oxford University: the Oxford Union. Founded in 1823, the Oxford Union is a hub for debate and speech both by students and guest speakers alike. Each week there are a plethora of events, from celebrity speakers and formal debates to pub quizzes … Continue reading Oxford Union | Holly Goes Abroad

JANUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

The first month of 2018 is officially complete! Resolutions have been made (and inevitably some have been dropped...), classes have resumed, and the busy bustling of everyday life is back in full swing once again. January through March or April tends to be my least favorite time of year because I don't have any fun … Continue reading JANUARY 2018 | Wrap-Up

Burns Night (and Haggis?!) | Holly Goes Abroad

A few days ago I had the pleasure of celebrating an interesting and hilariously fun tradition: Burns night. This Scottish tradition is typically celebrated on January 25th in honor of Robert Burns (1759-96), who is considered the national poet of Scotland. There were bagpipes, several toasts, many lines of poetry read in thick Scottish accents, and … Continue reading Burns Night (and Haggis?!) | Holly Goes Abroad

DECEMBER 2017 | Wrap-Up

December is... done?! Where did this month (and YEAR) go?!?! Decembers always tend to be whirlwinds of celebrations, seeing friends and family, and frantically trying to wrap everything up before the new year comes around once again. In case you're curious, here's what I was up to in December: In December I read a total … Continue reading DECEMBER 2017 | Wrap-Up