across the pond

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it’s official. i’m actually in london. waking up and looking out the window to see beautiful victorian townhouses felt so surreal. it was quite an adventure to get to the centre though. we had to wait for a few girls to meet up with us in the airport so even though some of the girls landed at 11 and i landed at 11:30, we didn’t leave the airport until 1:45. then you can imagine 6 girls with massive suitcases trying to navigate the tube. adventure. it actually went pretty smoothly until we took one wrong train. one tiny mistake and we’re stuck climbing up and down flight after flight of stairs. i’m sore already and it’s only day two of my trip. after we made it off of the tube we walked for oh i don’t know about 2 miles away from the center instead of towards it. with the giant suitcases. but after lots of walking. WE MADE IT. this is us with pure joy on our faces from actually arriving. alright i’ve got to wrap up this post because i’m off to explore the city! i can’t believe this is my life.

study abroad

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this time tomorrow i will be in london for study abroad. LONDON. i get to live there for seven entire weeks. so i’ll probably come back with an accent right? a girl can dream. i’ve honestly been imagining going on this study abroad for years, and i can’t believe it’s actually happening. i’ve been over the top obsessed (or as my mom kindly puts it “had a kinship with”) england for as long as i can remember. i thought my trip there last year would satisfy all my british-type cravings and i could get over it. but no. instead i am now head over heels in love with all things british (london, tea, the royal family, you name it.)

telephone eiffel

not only do i get to live in london for a month, but i get to travel all around the u.k. and stay in paris for five days. hence the picture of the eiffel tower. (i know it’s not in london mom)  i don’t want to forget any part of this experience so i am going to blog, blog, blog about it. expect lots of pictures and london themed rants. this really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and i can’t believe how lucky i am to be able to do this. shout out to my mom and dad for helping me (a lot) to fund this. although i am going to pay them back over the summer, i still couldn’t have gone without the help. and extra love to my mom for spending hours of time helping me pack and plan and shop to get ready to leave. i have the best parents in the world.

london, here i come!

tweed with envy

today in london is the fifth annual tweed run. what is a “tweed run” you ask?

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this is a tweed run. a bunch of people, british people, get all dressed up in old fashioned tweed ensembles and bike around london. don’t they just look spiffing? pip pip cheerio and all that.

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really though. does this look like an absolute blast to anybody but me? or is my british obsessed side taking over? (as i sit hear watching the royal wedding on dvd and drinking cup after cup of herbal tea) so maybe i have a slight problem. but come on people, it’s british people and tweed! practically heaven on earth.

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if you’re not convinced yet just look at the pictures above. tweed street style at its finest. practical for bike riding, yet oh so chic. and hello nicely dressed british men. enough said there.

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and there’s me. taking yet another selfie in my almost-but-not-quite tweed outfit. pretending that i’m about to ride a bike through london instead of write a paper and study for finals. life’s hard. on the plus side, i’m already in the planning process for the 2014 p-town tweed run. who’s with me?

Dear Blog,

I’m deeply sorry that I have neglected you over the past three-ish months. I just felt like we needed a break for me to fully appreciate you. The whole, “It’s not you, it’s me” line actually applies for once in the history of ever. 

The thing is, I got caught up in my California summer. I didn’t want to make time for you. I thought, why would I, Megan Baker, need a blog? I’m an independent woman. I don’t need anything to complete me. Now, here I am in P-town and I realized how very wrong I was. Maybe it’s the Provo atmosphere. Bloggers and babies abound on BYU campus. Maybe now that I’m a college girl I’m mature enough to handle a blog. Probably not though. Whatever the reason, I’m back, and I’m back for good. 

I missed you.

Lots of love,

Meg