Hi Guys!!! It’s been a minute. This summer has been rather overwhelming and interesting. After my placement at Disney, I promised myself to rest but who was I kidding. I really don’t know what being idle means. A month into finishing my placement, I started applying for jobs.
This year, one of my new years resolutions was to embark on experiences that take me out of my comfort zone so that meant I was applying for jobs outside my field or interest. By God’s grace, I secured a job as an Activity Leader at Embassy Summer. My last day at Disney was on Friday, I started working at Embassy on Saturday. I went from siting at a desk from 9am-5pm to standing/walking from 8am-11:30pm.
The new change was so overwhelming and I nearly gave up 3 days in but my dad convinced me to stay advising me to ‘BLOOM WHERE I’M PLANTED‘ and I rightfully did so. And can I say, this has probably been the biggest eye-opening and rewarding summers I’ve ever experienced. I will be sharing some of the opportunities I got to experience in this post and many others to come. This will be in three parts as I took a lot of pictures and went to a lot of places.
P.S – If you need a tour guide around London or Oxford, I’m your girl.
Oxford is a city in central southern England. It revolves around its prestigious university, established in the 12th century. The nickname ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ is due to the architecture of its 38 colleges in the city’s medieval center. Oxford is the home of the world famous Oxford English Dictionary.
I had the opportunity to work in Oxford for a week. This being my first time in Oxford, I decided to make the very most of it. On my first day, I decided to familiarise myself with the city. I was so surprised with what I saw especially the buildings. They were all so aesthetically pleasing like this building.
This is Oxford’s Bodleian library. The collections are highly safeguarded that even a King couldn’t borrow a book. In order to gain access to the library’s collection, you are required to take an oath.The oath reads:
“I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, nor to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library, or kindle therein, any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library.”
The library has been backdrops for about 14 movies and television shows. Besides the three previously mentioned Harry Potter movies. They include the likes of Pocahontas: The new world (Movie), X-Men: First Class, Monarchy and many others.
Some of the surroundings reminded me so much of Italy especially this one. If you’ve been to Venice, you know about the famous Gondolas. I saw a few fugazzi ones here but nevertheless they were still super cute.
I was able to walk around Tom Tower whilst going to Christ Church, Oxford. Tom Tower is a bell tower named for its bell, Great Tom. This also reminded me a tad bit of the Big Ben. Not sure why but it did.
And to end this post, here are some beautiful architectural works with a few touch-ups. Also, the buses in Oxford only had one door and people also lined up to get in the bus. Londoners seem to be only people who don’t line up for buses. They live a wild lifestyle.
I hope you enjoyed this post, there will be two more of these post coming up so stay tuned.
– With Love, Laré