Hello friends! I hope that any students reading this had a lovely reading week and are slowly diving back into courses and their daily routines. My reading week was awesome as I was able to travel to England and visit my family; all of whom I haven’t seen in years! On this trip I was able to think a lot about how important my family is to me and how lucky I am to be so close with them all. My sister and I spent our time mainly surrounding ourselves with the people we love but here were some of my favourite points in the trip…
Singing for the community – On the first Sunday of the trip, I was fortunate enough to be able to perform in front of many members of the family and many other people who are in the community. I rehearsed briefly with an organist in Royal Wootton Bassett and then sang four pieces. My family loved hearing me and I was so thankful to be able to sing for them in person because they are only ever able to listen to recordings of me. Singing a Handel aria is a large step up from singing along to Jump (For My Love) by The Pointer Sisters!
Visiting Marlborough – Not too far away from where I was staying was a market town called Marlborough which I absolutely adored! We window shopped, saw meringue the size of your head, and tried cakes that were much too large. I loved seeing my cousins and having them show me their rooms and awards for school events.
Visiting London – I had the greatest time in London with my sister! We watched The Lion King on the West End and yes, I cried during the opening number and didn’t stop after that. We did a lot of sightseeing and shopped for souvenirs. I found a postcard to put on my wall in almost every shop we went into. We went to the Royal Opera House, Hyde Park, the Wellington Arch, Burlington Avenue, and so many more beautiful places!
As much as I enjoyed doing so many fun activities, what I loved the most was going back to some of my favourite places with my favourite people. I am so fortunate to be able to spend this time with my wonderful family and I will cherish all of the memories we made together on this trip.