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Home: The Brisons

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes” –– Marcel Proust

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Rarely out of view on the horizon at and around both of the homes I grew up in, the Brisons in a way feels like the closest thing to a guardian angel I have had all my life. 306 more words

Travel

Selwyn College & Dining Guide

When our cab finally reached Selwyn’s gate, I was practically convinced that someone was going to snap their fingers and I was going to wake up. 1,120 more words

Travel

My UK Experiences, Ranked (Throwback)

As an American, I find a certain comfort traveling in countries that share my native language. English may not be as romantic as French, as melodic as Italian, or as passionate as Spanish, but it still holds a special place in my heart. 2,007 more words

Inspiration

The Magna Carta

Magna Carta Libertatum
by Stephen Langton, Archbishop of Canterbury
agreed to by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215

The Magna Carta (The Great Charter) 4,867 more words

European History

St. George’s Day and a New Prince

St. George has been the patron saint of England since around the end of the fourteenth century. His feast day is April 23, and the royal Chapel of St. 466 more words

British Isles

The Old Ways : A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane

The genre-defining book by acclaimed nature writer Robert Macfarlane: travel Britain’s ancient paths and discover the secrets of this beautiful, underappreciated landscape. Following the tracks, holloways, drove-roads and sea paths that form part of a vast ancient network of routes criss-crossing the British Isles and beyond, Robert Macfarlane discovers a lost world – a landscape of the feet and the mind, of pilgrimage and ritual, of stories and ghosts; above all of the places and journeys which inspire and inhabit our imaginations.’Really do love it. 223 more words

Non-fiction