Made a mini pilgrimage through Oxford today, saw some of the Professor’s manuscripts (along with CS Lewis, Alan Garner and Susan Cooper- therefore making my day, week, life), went down some Inklings’ hangouts. Just standing here and saying a quiet ‘Thank you’ strikes one item off my bucket list. High-res

Made a mini pilgrimage through Oxford today, saw some of the Professor’s manuscripts (along with CS Lewis, Alan Garner and Susan Cooper- therefore making my day, week, life), went down some Inklings’ hangouts. Just standing here and saying a quiet ‘Thank you’ strikes one item off my bucket list.

May or may not be panicking over my 3-week trip through Central Europe. Krakow, Budapest (which I confess may be due to subliminal messaging in the Avengers fandom *winces* Never mind that my clearest association with the place is ‘defenestration’), Vienna, Prague, Berlin. In that order. I have travelled alone before, but this would be the first in places I do not know at all. *twiddle thumbs* Without constant internet connection - I am crossing borders too often to have roaming 3/4G. Without my laptop - I need to travel light.

It’s the Internet cold turkey that has me panicking more than the solo travel bit. I am looking forward to solo travel.

On a separate note, a friend just gaped when I said I refused to visit any Holocaust site. Humans have done many a horrid thing to one another (the Holocaust may not be the worst of it all), and some things I am contented with just knowing in theory.