Sarah, London

Sarah is a junior majoring in journalism and art history in Meadows School of the Arts. During summer 2011, she is participating in SMU-in-London.

Westminster Abbey Services

When I walked into Westminster Abbey yesterday, I thought I was attending the Royal Wedding. Sadly, Prince William and Kate were nowhere to be found (probably because they are on their honeymoon.) Although the churches in Italy were probably some of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen, this Gothic church took my breath away. Instead of just walking the perimeter and takin the typical photo outside to show you've been there, a group of us attended the Sunday service. While the worship was not too out of the ordinary, still saying the Apostle's Creed and the Lord's prayer, two things were particularly interesting to me. One being that almost everything was sung. And second, the officiant [...]

2011-07-01T21:51:00+00:00 June 2nd, 2011|Sarah, London|

Great First Day

‘Ello mates! I am THRILLED to say I have safely made it over the pond and successfully navigated through London on my first day! Though, I am hesitant to use the word successfully. Leaving D/FW airport was a breeze, though our flight was delayed an hour. And going through customs and getting our luggage took a grand total of 10 minutes. Side note: This is already a success in comparison to my study abroad in Italy last summer when American Airlines lost my luggage for 32 hours and I was reluctant to pack a change of clothes in my carry-on. I’ll skip over the boring part about waiting for the group and checking into the dorms. Needless to say, Rachael is my [...]

2011-07-01T21:51:54+00:00 June 1st, 2011|Sarah, London|

Today is the day!

9:53 a.m. and my bags are packed and I’m ready to go. Too bad my flight does not leave until 7:45 p.m. I received an email this morning from professors who are already settled in near Prince William and Kate saying that their flight was delayed five hours due to the volcanic ash from Iceland. If that happens to my flight, I will NOT be a happy camper. I’m ready to put on my oversized hat and walk among the Brits. In comparison to my explorations last summer, I feel more prepared this year (probably because I have the language down pat…as opposed to the Italian I tried to understand last summer). I have two rolling suitcases filled with an [...]

2011-06-28T16:05:43+00:00 May 27th, 2011|Sarah, London|
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