Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Where to even begin with Thanksgiving? … Clearly this is yet one of those things i can tick of my imaginary bucket list – Celebrate Thanksgiving in America. Thankfully (Ha ha!) i was lucky enough to spend the holiday with the lovely Vallance Family, who are more kind and welcoming than any people I’ve met here so … Continue reading

Basketball in the Alfond

Basketball in the Alfond

Basketball was a sport that i had done nothing but played in gym on the days it was too rainy to play on the outdoor fields. Coming to America i knew that basketball was big in most states, and whilst not as big in Maine the basketball team still gets a good turn out to … Continue reading

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn

The first midnight premiere that i ever attended was Twilight – Breaking Dawn part 1. It was an experience to say the least – an exhausting but fun experience. In England movie screenings at midnight are like any other screening. Movie theatres stay open late for die hard fans who want to brave the darkness … Continue reading

First Snow in Maine!!!!

Playing outside at 1 am is always fun- no matter how old you are, snow is always fun when it’s the first snow of the year. As soon as enough snow had settled outside, my friends and i ran to get out of our pajamas in favour of more suitable clothing for a snowball fight. … Continue reading

Halloween

Halloween

I cannot let October go by without mentioning Halloween. I have never been one to celebrate this holiday, have never been trick or treating and only occasionally have dressed up in costume. However, being in America it was only right to get involved in one of the nation’s favourite holidays. With Halloween in the middle of the … Continue reading

Homecoming Weekend – 20/21st October

Homecoming weekend!! Last weekend was super fun! Homecoming is something we don’t celebrate in the UK. Here in the US, although a little later at UMaine than most colleges, it’s a chance to celebrate coming back to college and a chance for alumni to celebrate. Homecoming meant a lot of sports events at UMaine so … Continue reading

Bangor Standpipe

Bangor Standpipe

After hearing from our friend that Bangor Standpipe opens just once a season for three hours each time, we took the opportunity to drive there and take in the views of the area. It was probably one of the last chances to get a good look at foliage colours before all the leaves fall, and … Continue reading

Weekends in Maine

It seems that i only blog on weekends, when i actually enjoy my time here rather then being riddled by the stress of homework and impending deadlines. This week was no different. Despite only having a 3 day class schedule after Fall Break this week has been one of the longest, most tedious weeks of … Continue reading