BAA Annual Romanesque Conference, Poitiers – Musée Sainte-Croix and Saint-Jean Baptistery

BAA Annual Romanesque Conference, Poitiers – Musée Sainte-Croix and Saint-Jean Baptistery

In April I was lucky enough to be awarded with a scholar award to attend the British Archaeological Association’s Annual Romanesque Conference, which was held in Poitiers, France. Here are few images from two of the sites we visited: the Musée Sainte-Croix and Saint-Jean Baptistery.
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24 hours in Paris: things to see and do

24 hours in Paris: things to see and do

Check out my blog post of all the best things to see and do in 24 hours in Paris. Get away from the tourists and head over to the secret gems that Parisians don’t want you to know about. Continue reading “24 hours in Paris: things to see and do”

A week in France

A week in France

I have just returned from a week long holiday, staying in wonderful France. I was staying with my boyfriend and his Grandparent’s at their home in the middle of the expansive French countryside. My home for the week was in Ternand, a small and very quaint village in eastern France. We had a fantastic time, providing us with the opportunities to relax by the pool, go for afternoon strolls and just to enjoy being at one with nature. It was super hot to begin with, but we were often confronted with storms and rain. It was really nice to be able to just sit back and relax. Whilst visiting busy cities can be really enjoyable, sometimes the peace and quiet are much needed.

Here are just a few photos from our holiday, and keep checking back on my blog as I am in the process of writing up some blog posts about the different things we got up to in France!

The old village of Ternand, France

Vineyards in France

View from Oingt, France - the countrysdie

Cat in Oingt, France

View from the tower in Oingt, France

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Lyon France

Flowers, rose, in Ternand and the countryside

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

After much anticipation and excitement, I can now call Jesus College my new home for this year. When I first came to visit Oxford University, I fell in love with Jesus College. Made up of three quads, a chapel and a beautiful dining hall, what is there not to love about Jesus! Jesus College is incredibly peaceful, and as you sit in one of the quads enjoying the fine weather we’ve had for the past two weeks (not any more sadly…), you cannot help but feel as if you’re a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here are some wonderful photos that myself and my dad took around the college.

To quickly summarise a bit about Jesus College for those interested:

Queen Elizabeth 1st founded Jesus College on 27th June 1571, making it the first Protestant college founded at Oxford University. Jesus College is a relatively small college when compared to some of the other bigger ones at Oxford with 340 undergraduates, 190 graduates, 68 Fellows and 20 College lecturers. Jesus College also has many notable alumni including T. E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia; any many politicians such as the former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson.

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, Oxford University

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford

Jesus College Oxford

Jesus College, University of Oxford