Sunday the 23rd of June

After arriving in England the other day, I was far too exhausted to actually write. I’m still finding it hard, but more due to the much-increased sluggishness of my computer, so I’m writing these out on paper first to ensure that they posts get done.

No pictures for today, I’m afraid, but I plan to take some throughout.

I woke up about 6:30 GMT this morning, took a shower (LOVE having my own bathroom), and made myself an egg for breakfast. I then checked emails and read Anna Karenina until about eleven, when I decided I needed a nap, still tired from the day before.

I got up about 5 minutes to noon and made my way to the kitchen for the flat meeting. Met a Dutch boy (Hereto called ‘F’) and a girl from UC-Irvine (henceforth referenced as ‘T’).

After the meeting I decided I needed to eat before doing anything else. I went grocery shopping, got some things for lunch and dinner, and then went to the buss, rode into town, and bought a cell phone, a coin purse, and a couple of basic clerical things I hadn’t thought to bring with me.

When I got back, T and I decided to go into town after her class tomorrow and do a bit of exploring. Then I had dinner and socialized briefly with F and his friends before finishing Anna Karenina and attempting to Skype my mother.

As much as I do love my computer, I am fully aware of the state of this one… REALLY BAD.

In other news, a second chapter to my infamous fan fiction, The Forbidden Fruit, has been posted. I meant to have it done earlier, but travel seems to have taken a greater toll on me than usual.

I’m going to begin organizing my thesis in earnest and going over some secondary sources next, although not as quickly, given that I am also going to have studies and activities here. That’s about all I’ve got for today, hopefully more tales on the morrow.

Cheers,

C

Vacation to Canada

Begonias at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Begonias at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Hello! And welcome to one of my first posts with ACTUAL PICTURES. That’s right, Charlotte’s got a camera, and the world beware. This is just a selection of the pictures I took in Canada at Buchart Gardens, but we spent most of our time in Victoria. I took fewer pictures there, just because I wasn’t as inspired.

My new favorite flower, the Himalayan Blue Poppy at Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada

My new favorite flower, the Himalayan Blue Poppy at Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada

During my visit, I discovered the beautiful, wonderful Blue Poppy, and it’s my new favorite flower. I’m thinking of using it on future marketing material as my symbol if I can find a graphic of it that I like I might even find a way to use this image, if I’m super-careful.

Purple and White Whirligig Daisies at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada

Purple and White Whirligig Daisies at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada

I’ve found some really cool settings on my new camera, and I’m excited to share my trip to the UK with you guys not only in words, but IN PHOTOS. Are you excited? I’m excited.

Blue Lupins (OH YEAH) at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada

Blue Lupins (OH YEAH) at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada

I’ve already started to write some of those daily blog posts, on paper because my internet has been iffy and I don’t want to deal with typing them until I finish this post. But I should have the first one up rather soon, i should think. I hope you enjoy them!

A beautiful yellow begonia at Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada

A beautiful yellow begonia at Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada

So far I’ve done little and the posts will be short, but as I’ve only just arrived Saturday that’s the be expected.

A calla lily at Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada

A calla lily at Buchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, Canada

I’ll also be posting at some point the third installment of Natalie Cannon’s writing stuffs from the conference she went to, so if that’s something you’re interested in, it just needs editing.

Sunken Gardens at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Sunken Gardens at Buchart Gardens in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Cheers,

C