Hello lovelies!!! Wow, this year has gone by fast. First thing it was in September and I was just a lil girl with a lot of high school left in front of her. Next thing I knew, it was May and that lil girl had an AP test in a day and a trip to England coming up really really fast. (the lil girl is meeeeeeeee)!!!!!
If you've been following my blog, you'll know how much I love all this British. Yes, I am an anglophile. No, I am not an American that's like "Say more words! Have you met the queen?" - I'd like to think I'm a little more educated and a little less... annoying. I'm rambling. What I'm trying to get to is that I hosted a lovely foreign exchange student from England through our schools last October, and I get to visit them this summer!
Me and a group of people from my school (most of whom hosted students in October) are taking a trip across the pond in only 26 days to explore London and then go meet up with our exchange friends. I cannot wait. I've been to England twice before, and not just London - I went to the Cotswolds and stayed at a lovely cottage with family friends. I want to explore more of England, and I cannot wait to go to Somerset... I've heard the sunsets are beautiful!!
I'm already starting to pack, which is kinda sad. I'm not sure if I should bring any of my American Flag clothing... Funny story time! When the English students visited us, they got to come to a football game. I'm a cheerleader, so I watched from the track around the field as my school's cheering section sang the Star Spangled Banner and waved our giant American flag (my school's colors are red, white, and blue). It was so hilarious seeing the Brits standing with high school boys, clueless. We have this joke rivalry, of course - it's always funny to make fun of each other's accents and slang words.
Oh man, I'm so excited! Ahhhhhhh!!!!! If you're from the UK and have any advice for me on how to not be an annoying American, let me know please. My friends and I have promised to let one another know when we're talking too much like Valley Girls... hey, I'm not ashamed! It's just a bit of a habit sometimes.