Lights, fairs, and markets, oh my!!!


What: University of Oxford’s Novice regatta, you have to be a newbie to row

When: 23-26 November 2011

Where: The Isis

Who: The always amazing and fabulous Green Templeton College Women Novices

Results: Day 1 – Win, Day 2 – Lose


At the very beginning of October (yes, I’m quite behind on posting photos!), I ventured to Northern Ireland to see a dear friend of mine and celebrate her grand 28th birthday! Belfast was a new city and country, so it was a treat to learn about this little country with a huge heart and rich heritage!

Some fun bits of Oxford…

A few years ago, I saw an advertisement for this when I was passing through London. Funny, that years later it is still touring and happens to be in the city I live.

The Ghost Forest Art Project ‘is a major art installation of 10 primary rainforest tree stumps which were brought to Europe from a commercially logged forest in Western Africa by the artist Angela Palmer. The work is intended to highlight the alarming depletion of the world’s natural resources, and in particular the continued rate of deforestation. Today, a tropical forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed every four seconds, impacting on climate, biodiversity and the livelihoods of indigenous people. The trees in Ghost Forest – most of which fell naturally in storms – are intended to represent rainforest trees worldwide; the absence of their trunks is presented as a metaphor for the removal of the world’s lungs caused through the loss of our forests…The trees are intended as “ambassadors” for rainforest trees throughout the world’.

I’m all moved in and here are the pictures to prove it. I now am a resident of the Walton Building. I am still on my college’s main site, but a different building, one with much better sound absorption.

Ummm…my new favorite place! Love it!

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