What happened to 2020? It was the strangest, craziest, busiest year of my life - and I spent most of it in lockdown. After nearly a year absent from this website, I'm trying to get back to it!
Letter 140 After 3 years of extremely hard work, late nights, frustrated days, difficult critiques and countless models, drawings and essays, I am finished. 3 years went in a flash and I cannot believe I am now graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture. As I left the studio with … Continue reading Completing My Architecture Degree
Letter 126 Happiness isn't talked about enough, and right now I'm feeling really happy, so I wanted to write about it. I want to write about finding the happiness in the stressful times, or finding the rainbow in a cloudy day. Something crazy seems to be happening to me. Only a couple of days ago … Continue reading Feeling Happy
Letter 120 As a traveller I have questioned what it means to belong somewhere and whether travelling inhibits our ability to belong. Psychotraveller recently made a video (here) on the subject and was very negative about it, so I wanted to share my take on it. She titled it "I don't feel like I belong … Continue reading A question of belonging
Letter 117 This is a letter more for me than you, to get me away from my architectural theory reading and escape off to the plans in my head for travel once I finally finish my degree. Plans include Germany, Greece, Scotland, horses, Eastern Europe, English teaching qualification, Mum's 60th trip and the States. All … Continue reading Travel Plans After University
Letter 111 I'm pretty certain I'm one of the worst bloggers out there. Honestly, I'm not even sure I can call myself a blogger. Maybe I can when I'm no longer suffocated by deadlines and restricted to spending most of my waking hours in the studio I'll get better. Or maybe I just need a … Continue reading Bad at blogging and missing Montenegro
Letter 91 Finally it's over. Months of hard work, weeks of long days and a number of sleepless nights. Architecture is not a healthy subject to choose and this year has been a killer. Despite half loosing my mind at the end and putting in more time and effort than ever before, I feel I … Continue reading Alive again
Letter 80 Let's have a catch up? We're already 6 days into March, which I can barely believe, so I thought I'd do a recap of the last couple of months and talk about what March may have in store. Being at university means I can't travel as much as I'd like to, but I … Continue reading 2 Months, 2 Countries!
Letter 60 ...and cultural architectural awakening. My next trip to Italy is a field trip for my course where we will visit sites in Rome, survey them and then decide which one to design a library on. It's quite exciting, and I especially like the idea of designing a library which is already capturing my … Continue reading Upcoming Italian Adventure
Letter 53 To travel is to live, said Hans Christian Andersen, a Danish writer. To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live. This quote made me think. I believe that travelling is living in the best possible way. Exploring … Continue reading Live to travel?