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June 17, 2010 by


One of the things I had to try before leaving Oxford was punting. A punt is basically a flat-bottomed boat that you propel by sticking a long pole into the riverbed and pushing your boat forward. It’s a lot of fun, but it takes quite a bit of skill and practice to steer. “For either […]

Getting Trashed

June 11, 2010 by


And no, this post title has nothing to do with alcohol– at least not directly. Let me put it into context: All matriculated Oxford students take a series of exams at the end of their studies in order to receive their degrees. These rigorous exams are taken over several days, each day lasting a few […]

Tea Party

May 29, 2010 by


Yesterday wonderful Bess and her husband Johnny invited a few of us over to their house for afternoon tea in the garden. Their lovely home used to be an old dairy, so the front of their house has these gorgeous dark green barn doors. The path where horse-drawn milk carts used to run through is […]

Dorothy Sayers’ Oxford

May 25, 2010 by


Elvis fans have Graceland, Michael Jackson fans have Neverland, Shakespeare fans have Stratford-upon-Avon. I am a Dorothy Sayers fan. I have Oxford. With that said, I thought it would be a crime to spend a year in Oxford without visiting some of Dorothy Sayer’s old haunts and some of the places featured in her third […]

Literary Tour of Oxford

May 11, 2010 by


With my friend Rebecca visiting me after her semester in Rome, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take the Blackwell’s Literary Tour that I’ve wanted to take ever since the beginning of the year. For some reason though, I always put off taking the tour. It’s partly because I didn’t want to […]

Oxford Fashion Week

May 2, 2010 by


Spring is in the air and fashion week has come to Oxford. We spent the whole afternoon yesterday at the fashion show because my friend Ania was selected to be one of the models. The show featured everything from retail stores like Gap and French Connection, to couture from Zinaida Likhacheva. Entertainment between each set […]

Around Oxford: Christ Church Meadow

March 2, 2010 by


I can tell it’s almost springtime because Oxford is finally looking like its postcard self. The pale blue sky really brings out the gorgeous green in the trees and the dusty golden spires of Oxford. Before locking myself up in the library again, I decided to take a stroll by the river this morning. Luckily […]