Those of you who check this site regularly may have noticed a lull during the past few weeks, which I am happy to report is coming to an end. I’ve been back in the states visiting my family and doing research for my dissertation, which has left me with little time for creating and positing new content. I’d initially planned this to be just a few days of a pause in new content, but it snowballed into something much longer. But I’m back and ready to get back to work, so get excited for some fun new reads and of course some new Friday Cocktails! I may need a bit of readjusting– so please bear with me as my brain gets back into blog-mode!
I’m researching methods of display and was lucky enough to spend the better part of the past two weeks at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. It’s a huge collection, and by the end of it I was definitely experiencing a bit of museum fatigue. Not familiar with this? It when you’ve spent several hours in an museum and your legs are tired, your feet and lower back are a bit sore, and you desperately need some water (and maybe a glass of wine) and a full meal. Six days in a row and I was beginning to lose my ability to talk to people normally. Although now that I’m a bit removed, the whole thing seems much easier and I’d be up for round two!
I was able to find some time to spend with friends and family while home, including a short trip to Nashville for a good friend’s bachelorette party. It was definitely a bit strange to be back in the city for the first time since moving away last year, but I had such a blast celebrating with her and seeing so many friends. I’m super excited to head back in early September for her wedding.
If all of this hadn’t kept me busy enough my first week back in London featured a interview for an internship (which I got!), and a few days at the Henley Royal Regatta, one of which included a very early morning to watch by boyfriend row. It was definitely a very fun week, but I am extremely happy to have a bit of a lull and a good excuse to spend some quiet time in the library.