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Bournemouth by the sea

These days I spend most of the year studying and living in Bournemouth, England. You may remember, last year I lived in Poole, but this year I’ve moved to Bournemouth so that I could be walking distance from my university campus. These pictures were more-or-less my first impression of Bournemouth back in September 2011. Bournemouth […]






The time we have rushed through life trying to save

In the center of Bournemouth, there’s a hot air balloon (pictured above) which you can go on and see the city from up high on nice, sunny days. I hope to one day go on it. In the meantime, I’ll admire it from the ground. These words by celebrity Will Rogers are one of those […]






So this is Poole

You may remember my “I’m here!” post a while back which just so happens to be when I took all of these photos. I haven’t been taking nearly as many pictures as I did when I first arrived, but I think my camera is going to have to become a staple in my bag once […]






Peace begins with a smile

This is a photo that I took on a stop during my bike trip yesterday. I’m really starting to like it here and having the beach so close is amazing and creates such a great atmosphere. Like I said before, I can’t help but smile. Smiles, when natural, seem to carry far beyond the face. […]






She went to study at university by the seaside

All I could think of when working on this image was the tongue-twister: “She sells seashells by the seashore.” The town where I currently reside in here in England is so nice and when the sun is out I can’t help but smile as I walk by the water. I haven’t had enough time to […]






Circus animals in the UK can release a sigh of relief

Great and surprising news: the UK unanimously voted to end the use of wild animals in circuses! Ever since footage of elephant Anne being abused was released, the public has shown an outpouring of support in favor of a UK wild animal circus ban. At first it looked quite promising that there would be a […]






Be the One to Give Yourself Away to Jack Peñate

I was going to feature Jack Peñate’s Pull My Heart Away music video, but then I found this pretty and nifty full album playlist that I could post here instead. I like all of the songs, but Pull My Heart Away is definitely my favorite and most played. I still can’t get enough of it […]






People power leads to change

A little while ago, I filled you in about England wanting to sell off their forests as part of a budget-cut. I’ve already got some amazing news for you: they dropped their plans! The efforts of the organization 38 Degrees along with many others showed the government that people were not happy with what they […]






England’s forests need rescuing

[UPDATE: England is no longer selling off their forests!] I’ve been reading about England’s forest possibly getting sold for a while now and it looks as though the dreaded time is near… unless we put a stop to it. I’m kicking myself for not posting this earlier because I had quite a few viewers from […]