Week Five in London!

Day One

We went to Hampton Court with the social program. It was awesome. We walked all around the palace, saw the King’s apartment and the Queen’s apartment. We went through a maze and saw the magic garden. It was also sweltering hot.

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Check out this fireplace! It’s been used to cook the King’s food since Hampton Court became a palace. Look at the soot all the way up to the ceiling.

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What an average menu would look like for the King.

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This clock, in Clock Court, is based on the moon.

Day Two

Syd and I attempted to see the Changing of the Gaurd, but the city was so packed and it was so hot, that all we saw were the sweaty backs of heads.

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Can you see how many people were there?

After that failure, we tried to find the vegan market and also failed. The market was closed for Pride, which we ended up in the middle of. We sort of gave up after that. It was so hot that I was sitting in my kitchen (using the WiFi) and sweating. I did homework and watched Netflix for the rest of the day.

Day Three

This was one of the greatest days of the trip. The social program took us to Bath and Stonehenge in an AIR CONDITIONED coach! Sleeping and studying on that coach was such a nice time, I never wanted it to end. I wasn’t sure what to expect at Bath, but the museum was really cool. There was an audioguide that explained all of the artifacts, there were the spring and the bath themselves. I even got to try some of the magical healing water. It was so hot! 40 degrees Celcius…that’s about 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Stonehenge was phenomenal. I was expecting it to be underwhelming, so seeing it bigger and grander than I imagined was awesome! If you ever have the chance to go there, I highly recommend it!

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The baths are lined with lead, so all of the water is extremely contaminated. Not only is it too dangerous to ingest, it is also too dangerous to even touch!

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Please, if you are ever able and love history and mysteries, go here!

Day Four

I started the morning booking tickets for the sky garden. My class had a Mrs. Dalloway excursion, where we followed the path Virginia Woolf laid out in the novel. After class, I went to the Barbican Museum to see a Dorothea Lange exhibit and see the famous Migrant Mother. A lot of Lange’s work was phenomenal and some of it was not very good at all. I ended the night by going to trivia night. We didn’t come in dead last, so it was a great time!

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We think this is the area where Mrs. Dalloway lived.

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We stopped at Hatchards, the oldest bookstore in London!

Day Five

I went to class and did some homework before trecking to Camden Market for a little bit and then going to a Georgian restaurant and trying the acharuli khachapuri, recommended by Sydney. Essentially, the meal is a bread boat filled with egg, cheese, and butter. It was incredible!

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If you can eat this, do it. If you can’t find something similar that is allergen friendly.

Day Six

The last excursion for class. We went to Highgate Cemetary and walked around looking at the graves of famous people. After class, I went to the Natural History Museum and the London Museum. I saw the Rosetta Stone, a life-like T-rex, and Queen Cleopatra. I tried bubble tea for the first (and last) time. Then a group of us sought out a place to watch the game (World Cup). Wednesday was the first and last time I really cared about soccer. England lost to Croatia, who I thought played a little bit dirty towards the end.

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The whale!

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The Queen.

Day Seven

After class, I spent four hours in the library writing my papers. Then I went to the gym. Then Caleb, Sydney and I booked tickets to Dover to see the sea, and tickets for Incredibles 2, because it’s FINALLY releasing over here!

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Week Four in London!

Day One

The final class meeting for session one. We had a literary scavenger hunt throughout central London. We ran around like chickens with our heads cut off, luckily, we came in second place!

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From left to right: myself, Tyler, Megan, Ally, and Isabella. We were on a mission to win!

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We found St. Paul’s [Actor’s] Church

After the scavenger hunt, a group of us went with Dr. G to a pop-up exhibition of graphic designs that helped create the Harry Potter cinematic universe, it was really cool to see all of the little details that went into creating the films.

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Right around the corner from this little gallery is an all vegetarian/vegan menu pub. I will 100% be going there!

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This place had Hogwarts letters posted EVERYWHERE.

On the way to campus, we ended up at the National Gallery Museum!

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Monet.

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Van Gogh.

After returning to campus and doing my laundry, a group of us went out to find a pub showing England in the world cup and to celebrate for those who were only staying for the first session. Eventually, we ended up at the Toyshop, which we had gone to for the cocktail night. After the game, there was a live band that played until close.

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The squad.

 

Day Two

I slept in for the first time in what felt like months, then went to the library to work on editing some photography with Jeff. After that, Sydney, Caleb, Jeff and I hunted down Abbey Road and Baker Street.

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If you didn’t know, this is an actual road, that gets used. We were literally dodging buses and cars.

We took the bus back from central London during rush hour, it took forever and I think I fell asleep. The day ended with all of us plus Ally and Carter watching Back to the Future in my kitchen.

Day Three

I took another lazy day. I slept in, finished a movie and watched five episodes of Brooklyn 99. Said goodbye to some good friends. Hung out with some good friends; we fed the birds and narrowly missed being attacked by some swans and geese. Then, Sydney made dinner for all of us. I also finally beat level 47 of Mr. Bean, which I had been stuck on for over a month.

Day Four

Caleb, Sydney and I took Jeff out for a goodbye brunch.

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Check out this delicious vegetarian breakfast burrito.

Afterward, we dodge a crowded bus, walked through a park, found a weird Santa toy and ended up feeding the birds again. There is a duck that will eat out of your hand. Sydney named her Stacy.

Day Five

The first day of class for session two. I’m in a writing class titled Hidden London. We explore the city and works about it and then write about London. This class has a bit more demanding workload than the last one, but it still seems fun. Tyler and I grabbed a table in the library after class to work on final papers from the other class and homework from our new class. I said goodbye to Jeff. Then a group of us went to see Oceans 8. It was okay.

Day Six

Had class and spent some time in the library. Then went on a Jack the Ripper Walking Tour with the social programme. This one was a bit better than the one that I went on in my session one class.

Day Seven

Happy fourth to all of my friends and family across the pond! My class went on an excursion to the White Chapel area of London. If you’re ever in the city and want to look at some awesome street art, check out Brick Lane.

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Save the bees.

We also visited the White Chapel Gallery, which was doing an exhibit on Dead Negatives of the Great Depression, focusing on photographers who shot for the FSA.

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The hole in the photos are from a hole-punch because the photos were deemed unsuitable/unusable for the propaganda.

After class, I tried some charity shops in search of clothes that won’t cook me in this odd heat wave (I packed for chilly, rainy London, not 80s-90s, sunny and droughty). I also went grocery shopping, as I had no food for breakfast. Pray for rain.

Journal Prompts

As a writer, I thoroughly believe that keeping a journal is important. Journaling exercises our minds and our handwriting, along with keeping records (regardless of what our journal is about). This year, 2016, will be my fourth year journalling!

A few days ago, I was scrolling through Tumblr  and found this. I plan on doing it this year, to continue my journaling, and thought that I’d share it with you all!

 

365 Day Journal Challenge

  1. What is your number one goal this year?
  2. What are you most grateful for?
  3. Are you content?
  4. What is your best memory of last year?
  5. Can people change?
  6. What made you smile today?
  7. Who last called you on the phone?
  8. Who are you in love with?
  9. The best part of today was______
  10. What’s the hardest thing you’re dealing with?
  11. Today I wish I had more _____
  12. What made today unusual?
  13. What are you looking for from life?
  14. Who is the last people to tell you they loved you?
  15. What is your favorite piece of art you own?
  16. Whats the last thing you apologized for?
  17. On a scale of 1-10 how is your health?
  18. If you could do today over, would you change anything?
  19. I wish I had _____
  20. Last think you wanted but didn’t get.
  21. What mood were you in today?
  22. What was the last new thing you tried?
  23. My biggest hope is ______
  24. What has challenged your morals?
  25. What kind of car are you driving?
  26. List your pets.
  27. Today I felt really secure knowing ______
  28. Whose life did you make a difference in today?
  29. What is your super power?
  30. What is annoying you?
  31. What would have made today perfect?
  32. What stresses you?
  33. Your relationship status and how you feel about it.
  34. Where you’d like to be in ten years.
  35. Your views on drugs and alcohol.
  36. What is your zodiac sign? Does it fit your personality?
  37. What do you hope your future will be like?
  38. Write about your first love.
  39. Put your iPod on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up.
  40. What were your highs and lows of the past year?
  41. Write a letter to your parents.
  42. Write a letter to your reflection in the mirror.
  43. Write a letter to someone who broke your heart.
  44. How important do you think education is?
  45. List five celebrities that you’re attracted to.
  46. What is your favorite movie? What is it about?
  47. What kind of person attracts you?
  48. A problem that you’ve had.
  49. Someone/something you miss.
  50. Someone who fascinates you and why?
  51. Who would you love to trade places with for a day and why?
  52. What is your most treasured item?
  53. Your biggest insecurity.
  54. Something that you want to do before you die.
  55. What is something that makes your heart break?
  56. Something that you’re extremely afraid of.
  57. What food are you craving right now?
  58. What was the last dream you remember about?
  59. A habit you wish you didn’t have.
  60. Describe the room you’re in right now.
  61. A dead person you’d like to talk to and why?
  62. Go look in the mirror. What’s the first thing you notice?
  63. What song makes you dance?
  64. Name a cartoon you loved as a kid.
  65. Your ultimate feast?
  66. Had any collections as a kid?
  67. What super power do you wish you had?
  68. Go up to your best friend, hand her this notebook and say “write anything about me.”
  69. How do you feel about gay marriage?
  70. What’s one thing you’d like to change about your school?
  71. How do you feel about abortion?
  72. If you could write a book what would it be about?
  73. Write about how your favorite book makes you feel.
  74. Write about how your favorite movie makes you feel.
  75. Write about how your favorite song makes you feel.
  76. Write a letter to your future husband.
  77. Write about what’s on your mind.
  78. Write about your elementary school.
  79. Write about middle school.
  80. Write about high school.
  81. What is your dream job? Write about it.
  82. What is one goal you have?
  83. What degree do you want in college (if you’re going), and why?
  84. What is your favorite color? How does it make you feel?
  85. List 20 things that make you happy.
  86. What’s your favorite recipe? How do you like to make it?
  87. Write about an odd holiday and how you would celebrate it.
  88. What’s your favorite animal? Why?
  89. Are you confident about how you look? Why/why not?
  90. Favorite T.V. show? Why?
  91. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
  92. Which fiction book/movie do you want to be true?
  93. If you were to die tomorrow, who would you spend your last day with? Why?
  94. What is one quote that inspires you the most?
  95. Are you introvert or extrovert?
  96. Things you can’t live without? Why?
  97. What is the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
  98. If you were to spend the rest of your life with one person, who would it be? Why?
  99. What would you change about your physical appearance?
  100. What would you change about your personality?
  101. Describe one of your friends.
  102. What did you do today?
  103. If you could learn any language which would you choose?
  104. Five ways to win your heart?
  105. Something you feel strongly about.
  106. A book you love.
  107. Bullet your whole day.
  108. Things you want to say to an ex.
  109. What are your views on mainstream music?
  110. Five pet peeves.
  111. What did you eat today?
  112. Your family.
  113. Five guys you find attractive.
  114. What did you wear today?
  115. What is something you always think “what if…” about?
  116. What is something you’re proud of?
  117. Five items you lust after?
  118. What are your fears?
  119. What is your view on religion?
  120. A time you thought about ending your life.
  121. Write 30 interesting facts about yourself.
  122. What was a moment where you felt the most satisfied with your life?
  123. Discuss your first love and first kiss.
  124. What is your earliest memory?
  125. What are your favorite Tumblrs?
  126. Your beliefs.
  127. How have you changed in the past two years?
  128. Goals for the next 30 days?
  129. Your highs and lows of this month?
  130. I was…
  131. I am…
  132. I think….
  133. I wonder….
  134. I wish….
  135. I save…
  136. I always….
  137. I cant imagine….
  138. I believe….
  139. I promise….
  140. I love….
  141. What is the weather like?
  142. Where do you work?
  143. What is your favorite season? Why?
  144. What is your favorite place outdoors?
  145. Your hobby.
  146. What are your chores?
  147. In the garden…
  148. What makes you giggle?
  149. Something pretty?
  150. What is your favorite city?
  151. 10 facts about the city you live in.
  152. Favorite person.
  153. What is your favorite poem?
  154. Use the letters of your name to spell out characteristics
  155. What was the last movie you saw?
  156. 10 reasons why you love something/someone/someplace.
  157. 10 favorite songs.
  158. Who inspires you?
  159. What would your perfect world be like?
  160. What are some things you are looking forward to?
  161. I will not be defined by…
  162. Say thank you to someone.
  163. Happiness is…
  164. How do you love?
  165. What are some different roles that you play in life?
  166. If you could design the house of your dreams, what would it look like?
  167. If you could scream something at the top of your lungs right now, what would it be?
  168. What does this season feel/smell/sound/look/taste like?
  169. When was the last time you went out and just played?
  170. Who am i?
  171. What would you do with three wishes?
  172. I wish someone told me…
  173. Do you believe in fate?
  174. What was the best you ever gave?
  175. What is the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for you?
  176. What do you love most about where you live?
  177. When you think back to your childhood, what moment first comes to mind?
  178. What makes you glow?
  179. Which song do you have on repeat right now?
  180. How do you make decisions?
  181. What were you doing this time last year?
  182. What’s your favorite holiday?
  183. When you close your eyes and imagine yourself as passionate, giddy, inspired and joyful… what are you doing/creating in that moment?
  184. What am I taking for granted?
  185. What brings you joy?
  186. What sparks your creativity?
  187. What do you never want to forget?
  188. What kind of goddess are you?
  189. What are you crossing your fingers for?
  190. Why did I do that?
  191. What three words would someone use to describe me?
  192. Do you have a recurring dream? What is it?
  193. What are your favorite days of summer/winter filled with?
  194. What have you found lately?
  195. On my walls I would write…
  196. Have you had a hug today?
  197. What is something you don’t understand, but you want to?
  198. How can I be kinder to myself?
  199. If you had a free day with NO restrictions, what would you choose to do?
  200. What is your latest obsession?
  201. What gives you hope?
  202. What’s on your to-do list this week?
  203. What is the truth?
  204. What makes you you?
  205. What is the last good book you read?
  206. What was my worst hairstyle experience to date?
  207. What keeps me awake at night?
  208. What was the last brave thing you did?
  209. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
  210. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
  211. If you could do it all again, would you change anything?
  212. When I look into my eyes I see…
  213. Do you believe in fairies?
  214. Are you afraid of change?
  215. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
  216. What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?
  217. What gets you excited about life?
  218. What life lesson did you learn the hard way?
  219. An important person in your life.
  220. What’s a secret wish you have?
  221. What masks do you wear?
  222. A word. (open the dictionary and pick one at random)
  223. The things I love about my life are…
  224. What are your thoughts on cosmetic or plastic surgery?
  225. Describe someone who you would consider a hero.
  226. What effect does music have on you?
  227. Describe your daily routine when you get out of bed in the morning.
  228. What five traits do people first notice when they meet you for the first time?
  229. List 3 things that went right (or wrong) today.
  230. If you could tell they world just one thing, what would you say?
  231. Do you believe in love at first sight?
  232. What would you do if you were president of the United States?
  233. You have an extra $100,000 to give away; you cannot spend it on yourself. What would you do with the money?
  234. What qualities make a best friend?
  235. What is something you do well?
  236. What is something you are optimistic about?
  237. What do you think if 3D movies?
  238. What do you think about people who are inconsiderate of others?
  239. What do you think of someone who has bad manners?
  240. What do you think of people who take advantage of others?
  241. What do you think about when you cant fall asleep?
  242. I wish I had a million… Then I would….
  243. I wish I on… because…
  244. I wish I could forget the time i…. because…
  245. I wish I could see… because…
  246. I wish I could learn…. Because…
  247. I wish I had enough money to….
  248. I wish animals could… if they could then….
  249. If all my wishes came true, I would…
  250. Think of a teacher, relative, or adult that you respect and want to impress. What is it about that person that makes you want to do well for them?
  251. Would you rather live in another era or culture? Explain.
  252. Have you ever felt lost? Literally or figuratively? Explain.
  253. Describe your bedroom. How does it describe you?
  254. If you could spend an hour with the president, what are 10 questions you would like to ask him?
  255. Describe your favorite band/artist. What makes them so great?
  256. How do you feel about using humans in medical research?
  257. What book setting would you like to visit if you could?
  258. In what ways do you sometimes wish to act to be a better friend, but don’t? Why do you find yourself unable to do these things?
  259. Where would you go to relax and why?
  260. Where would you most like the watch the sun come up? Why?
  261. What are some colors you see the most in your everyday life?
  262. What are things that you wish people knew about you without your having to tell them
  263. If you suddenly gained the ability to tell whether someone was lying, would you use it?
  264. What foreign countries have you been to? Which ones do you want to go to?
  265. Tell about a habit that you picked up from a family member or friend.
  266. Think of five things that are usually endearing or touching.
  267. Why do you always do this to me?
  268. What is your take on soul mates?
  269. Dear past me…
  270. Dear future me…
  271. Nobody know that I …
  272. How do you deal with anger?
  273. How easy is it for you to forgive those who have caused you pain?
  274. Traditions.
  275. What grand adventure do you wish to go on?
  276. How do you stand out from the crowd?
  277. How would you describe yourself?
  278. Who would you trust with your deepest, darkest secrets?
  279. Did you ever hold an unpopular opinion or belief? With what results?
  280. 10 popular things that you could not care less about.
  281. Is there anything you “just know” and have no explainable or rational way to explain how you know it?
  282. What music album would be used for a movie about your life?
  283. What’s the worst mistake or decision you have ever made? What could you have done differently?
  284. Name a totally useless possession and how you came to acquire it.
  285. If you invented a device that could fix one problem you are facing right now, would you use it? What problem would you like to solve?
  286. Have you ever carved your name or initials into a tree or stone?
  287. What has inspired you to hold on when all looked lost?
  288. How are you feeling today?
  289. What are the qualities that you possess that make you so wonderful?
  290. Name something you lost or gave away that can never be replaced.
  291. Would you rather live a short life full of wonderful memories or a long life with no significant experiences in it?
  292. If you could do one thing with no one finding out, what would it be?
  293. What’s your favorite quote?  What do you think it says about you?
  294. Do you like how people see you?
  295. Have you ever fallen out of love?
  296. What’s your favorite number?
  297. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
  298. Do you have any tattoos? Do you want any? What do they mean to you?
  299. What is your definition of beauty?
  300. What’s the best present you’ve ever received?
  301. What’s your favorite part of your body?
  302. Do you have a best friend?
  303. Would you rather have a relationship with love or one with sex? Why?
  304. Do you want to get married?
  305. Do you want to have kids?
  306. Have you ever cried for no reason?
  307. What is your favorite month?
  308. Are you too shy to ask someone out?
  309. Are you missing someone?
  310. Do you believe in ghosts?
  311. If your life was a game, what game would it be?
  312. What would you say is your most prominent physical feature?
  313. What is your relationship like with your parents?
  314. Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
  315. What is the worst injury you’ve ever had?
  316. Do you believe that first true love never dies?
  317. What kind of person are you?
  318. How can you prove your love to someone?
  319. Do you have trust issues?
  320. Are you good at holding back your tears?
  321. Have you ever experienced being hysterical?
  322. What would your dream date be like?
  323. Two people you want to be with right now.
  324. How do you do your hair/makeup? Why?
  325. Write about your first crush. Who was it?
  326. What would you name your kids if you have any?
  327. What is your opinion on cheating on people?
  328. Get something off your chest.
  329. When was the last time you cried?
  330. What do you think about most?
  331. What’s a sound you hate? Love?
  332. Do you have any strange phobias?
  333. Do you prefer being behind the camera or in front of the camera?
  334. What was the last lie you told?
  335. Do you believe in karma?
  336. What is your greatest weakness? Strength?
  337. Are you easy to get along with?
  338. Name something that makes you happy.
  339. Name something that makes you furious.
  340. What do you say in an awkward silence?
  341. What was your longest relationship? Who was it with?
  342. When was the last time you really laughed?
  343. How many people can you tell just about everything? Who are they?
  344. What do you miss most about childhood?
  345. What is your middle name? How do you feel about it?
  346. Does your name define you?
  347. What is your favorite word? Why?
  348. What is your favorite Disney movie?
  349. Which is your favorite Disney princess? Why?
  350. Favorite time of day?
  351. Do you like your style? Do you want to change it? What would you change it to?
  352. If you had the option to be rich and famous would you take it?
  353. Who are you closest to?
  354. Describe the best day of your life so far.
  355. Write a letter to someone contemplating suicide.
  356. What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?
  357. What do you worry about the most?
  358. What’s your favorite song? What does it say about you?
  359. What do you want to do with your life?
  360. What’s the best Halloween costume you’ve ever had?
  361. What has been your favorite concert you’ve ever attended?
  362. How do you think people see you?
  363. What would pop into someone’s mind when they hear your name?
  364. What has changed in the last year?
  365. What were the highs and lows of this year?

These were taken from Here
Other Ideas Here
And another list Here

Choose your list based on your preferences 🙂

 

As you can see, there are three differents lists, for up to three years of journaling!

Have fun and comment below which list you are going to be using!