Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Had the most amazing time in London yesterday. People have just been opening their arms to us over here and we have been able to go to the most amazing events night after night. Yesterday we were invited to the New Zealand House in London for a Canterbury Alumni event. They gave us free drinks, food and the most amazing view over London I will probably ever see (we were in the pent house). They also gave us free University of Canterbury pins which is an added bonus.
The view was amazing. Felt like I was being swept off the roof. We weren't allowed to bring glasses out there, it was that high. If we dropped them, it wouldn't bode well on the people below. I wore a dress I bought from River Island two weeks ago and vintage gold shoes.
Earlier on in the day, I toured around London. It was so much fun, such a great city. Here I am pictured with my never fail acid wash shorts and the Queen Elizabeth gate. It is so beautiful.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Went for a walk around the Magdalen College grounds yesterday. They were so beautiful in the spring, I took heaps and heaps of photos, though they don't really do it justice, and they are a little boring without people in them. I managed to take some photos of myself by propping my camera up on fences and bridges, but not all that many came out.
I got my first assignment today, "Why is the Wind in the Willows a children's book?". I'm not sure if it is. I better get out the Wind in the Willows. Luckily I have read it before, otherwise it might have been a more desperate scramble. I'm actually really looking forward to getting my teeth into some work, though everyone else will hate me for saying it. I was getting a bit bored and lonely as everyone else has heaps to do. It's also really exciting to have a library again and not just any library at that. I have 4 million books to choose from!!! 40 libraries and the Bodleian library (the oldest library in the english speaking world). They have the rights to ask for a copy of any book published in the UK. It's a reference library, so you're not allowed to get anything out. They do that to make sure everything is available to people at all times.

I am wearing: Dress: homemade, Tights: mum bought for me, Jacket: Jeans West, Bag: another gift from my mum.