Tag Archives: Kingston-upon-Thames

Shortbread Cookies

There were many things I loved about England. (Duh.) I loved the scenery. The weather. The excursions. The people I met. And of course, the pubs. And this is going to sound crazy to those of you who aren’t food obsessed, but one of my favorite things to do when I was there was search […]

Last Days in London

Hello all, My last day in London was December 18th, 2011 – a year ago today! Of course, we (Dan and I) didn’t do much of anything that day except get up at 4:02 am and take a cab to the airport, but my last few days in London were really great. At that point […]

Parks Around Kingston

I mentioned it before in this post about Brighton: I love love loved London, but sometimes, it was so nice to get away from the loud, bustling city. Fortunately for me, there were plenty of parks that surrounded Kingston-upon-Thames that I could walk or take a bus to when I needed some peace and quiet. […]

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace One of my absolute favorite places in England was conveniently about five minutes from Kingston by bus. Hampton Court Palace was built beginning in the 1500s for King Henry VIII, but was added on to in the late 1600s by William III, who intended to make it rival Versailles (source). This combination […]

Sights Around Kingston

More Kingston The reason I didn’t put a date on this post is because these pictures of Kingston are from different times throughout the first couple of weeks that I was there. Instead of devoting a post to just a few, I decided to compile them all. If you’re ever in the London area and […]

Thursday Thoughts: A New Blog Project

Hello all! I hope you’re having a great Thursday so far! So I really only have one Thursday Thought to share with you, and that is that I’ve decided to begin a new, short-term project on my blog. It was a month ago yesterday that I left to study abroad in England. It was the […]

The First Day of August

Hello again! And Happy August! (Seriously?…where did July go???) I apologize for my lack of posting lately…as the summer winds down, I seem to be getting busier and busier while trying to fit in appointments, finishing up my online class (finally!), working, and finding time to spend with friends and family. WIAW Isn’t this a […]