“Packing is always a nightmare.” – Stefanie Powers

A few weeks ago, I would have disagreed with the above quote from Stefanie Powers (don’t worry, I had to Google her too). Nah, I would’ve thought, packing’s fiiiiine. It’s just a case (no pun intended) of throwing a few things into a bag, isn’t it? Nothing to it. I realise now, however, that I was young and naïve; never before had I confronted the … Continue reading “Packing is always a nightmare.” – Stefanie Powers

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

I’m moving to France in nine days, and planning for what lies ahead is in full swing. The full impenetrability of French bureaucracy smacked me full in the face this morning when I realised that it’s nigh on impossible to open a French bank account without actually being in France; many people have told me that this is the case and yet, even though all … Continue reading “To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky

Today is the last full day of term before anyone who doesn’t have exams is unceremoniously kicked out of their rooms by 10am tomorrow morning (a big thank you to New College for that), and it’s only really properly started to hit me this week that leaving Oxford this time round is going to be very different to all the times (five, to be precise) … Continue reading “Life doesn’t stop for anybody.” – Stephen Chbosky