New blog layout... Again. What does everyone think??
I apologize for my brief absence from the blog this week. The stress of my dissertation and all the future visa stuff I have to do got to be a bit too much. On the bright side, my dissertation is going smoothly so far! 35% done!
I started my part-time summer job this week! I absolutely love working in a museum, especially in the summer when everyone is so happy!
I can't believe the weather the UK has been having lately. It's absolutely GORGEOUS! Every bit of free time is spent laying in the grass outside. However, free time comes sparingly.
I've almost caught up on Made In Chelsea. Just a few more episodes to go!
Today I met Miriam Margolyes, aka the woman who plays Professor Sprout! Needless to say, I was fangirling. I resisted mentioning the fact that I am a Slytherin.
There's nothing more annoying than a tourist attraction (that you pay money for) that doesn't allow photography. Like, WHY?! *cough St. Paul's Cathedral* Literally, a blogger's worst nightmare.
I'm about 20% done with my dissertation! I deserve a celebratory drink, right?
The employees at Boston Tea Party notice when I don't come in for a day or two. I guess you can say I'm a regular.
I forgot how amazing orange popsicles are, especially when you buy them from an ice cream truck. Cider popsicles on the other hand... now that's something new to me.
I start work next week! Yay for a little part time job this summer!
Flat hunting is stressful...
As of last night, J and I finally caught up on Game of Thrones! It feels so weird to be completely caught up on the entire series. I'm going to miss watching episode after episode for hours on end. On to another show perhaps. Any suggestions?
The Fault in Our Stars was probably one of the best book to movie adaptations I've ever seen. J even liked it! And of course, I cried like a baby.
My sister introduced me to the saying "Gucci" and I introduced her to "Lush". I can't believe I'm already missing trends in American vocabulary.
I'm attempting to catalogue all the books I've ever read on Goodreads. I've been wanting to read a lot more lately and I think Goodreads is an absolutely amazing site for me to find new books! Add me!
Meet Charlotte! I'm Charlotte and I'm a returnee expat, having lived in Japan and Germany. I've spent 6 years abroad in total and now the UK feels like a foreign country to me. I blog about travel and life, so right now there's lots about me coming home to Suffolk and about job hunting!
I have been doing a lot of work on my dissertation these past couple of weeks.
While I love visiting London,
it's a shame my recent visits have been to archives where I spend most of my time indoors.
I found myself at the National Archives in Kew not too long ago and found it to be one of the most peaceful places in London.
Next time I find myself in Kew I need to visit the Gardens!
"Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive...." Goodreads
I'm not usually one to pick up a book like 'The Husband's Secret'.
However, when I read the summary I was instantly interested.
The story follows three women, all of whom are effected by the contents of one letter.
Liane Moriarty writing is wonderful.
She has perfected the art of inner dialogue,
making the characters so much more relatable.
An easy and enjoyable read, I finished 'The Husband's Secret' in a single day.
I would suggest this book to anyone who needs something to read on vacation.
It's interesting, funny, and sad: the three major factors that make a book unputdownable.
I had wanted to visit the top of the Shard ever since I saw it being built in 2011.
I'm not particularly bothered by heights,
and it seemed like such a fun thing to do.
My family and I booked our tickets a few weeks before.
If you plan on visiting, definitely book beforehand.
Once we arrived, we took two short elevator rides to the 68th floor.
It had been raining ALL day,
but the sun seemed to peak through and we were presented with an amazing view!
The views are breathtaking, and the staff were super friendly.
You can even buy a glass of champagne!
I would absolutely do it again.
Welcome to Of Golden Roses, I'm Sara! Born and raised a Texas girl, I'm also a blogger, former expat, and medieval historian. From Texas to England then back to Texas again, I'm enjoying the beauty the world has to offer one place at a time.