I took a break  yesterday and spent most of the day in the hostel on my computer, and it was a wonderful.  Sometimes you just need to catch up with your family and friends, and  have a day to yourself.  The only reason I left the hostel was to do a short tour of Harry Potter movie sites around the city, as I figured my mom wouldn’t be too interested in doing that with

I only had one more day before she arrived, so I decided to go to Oxford. I took a tour of the campus, venturing into the various colleges (and various Harry Potter sites), and then wandered around the town on my own.

I felt like I could have stayed there for much longer.  Too bad I’m not more academically inclined; I think I would have been happy to be a student or professor here.