I Am Heathcliff!

The other day one of my fellow badgers invited me to join her on a day trip to Haworth, the home of the Brontë sisters. It’s about a 20 minute train rain, which only cost around £8 round trip. What a steal. Anywho, so I decided to go because what else am I going to to…

Subdub

Saturday night I got the true Leeds experience by going to a Subdub concert. I was invited through some friends I met the previous week, a lovely group of dancers who attend the Northern School of Contemporary Dance. From what they told me, all I knew was that the music was kinda of like dubstep but…

Liverpool

Liverpool, darling, you’ve enchanted me. On Saturday the Leeds Global Community (for international students), provided discounted bus tickets to Liverpool of the day. I made the trudge early that morning to Parkinson Steps, one of the central meeting places on campus. The bus was only about an hour and half, and I would have enjoyed…

It’s a twister Auntie Em!

Yesterday I decided to venture to the city center on my own to finally get myself a local phone. I don’t have class on Wednesday (#bless) so I had all day to walk around. Good thing too, because it takes about 45 minutes to walk to Trinity (the big shopping center downtown). Now I’ve been…

But actually where is the coffee

Hello world. Life just keeps on lifein’ here. Every day gets a little bit easier. Unfortunately I’ve had a rotten head cold for a few days now. It started out with laryngitis, which wasn’t too bad. But stubborn/space cadet Sarah forgot to buy medicine and it progressed to a sinus infection. Gross things are oozing…

Helloooooooo England!

After what felt like every form of transportation available, I am finally in Leeds! Here was the process: Drive to O’Hare, fly to Philadelphia, fly to Manchester, bus to Piccadilly Station, train to Leeds and cab to the dorm. Oooooofdah. It was quite the journey. I flew with six other students from UW and we…

Nerves, excitement, and all the things

Welp. How embarrassing. It’s been a while and I apologize. I write this lounging on my couch in the very drafty living room of the Glass Menagerie. The windows are not efficient at keeping the heat in at all, so it feels like the window next to said couch is just open, letting in the…