Tag: Weather

‘Tis the Season (Emily Landa)

The weather is finally starting to change and it is slowly becoming my favorite time of year!  To say that the weather in London has a mind of it’s own would probably be an understatement, but thankfully, I have been lucky enough to grow up in…

Weather Shock (Monica Dzwonkowski)

Before I came to New Zealand, I read a guide book that said the weather can and often does change any minute; I didn’t realize how true that statement was. Just two days ago, I woke up to sunshine. It was about 60 degrees Fahrenheit, and…

More Than I Had Expected (Kort Koppman)

So I was all set to get on the plane to London and it still felt so surreal; I still didnt think I was going to get on a plane to London and live and study there for three and a half months.  Even when going…

Make Sure You Pack an Umbrella … (Nicole Engbretson)

… And yet it’s rained only once or twice since I arrived in London last week. My British flatmates have informed me that what we have currently is closer to July weather, certainly not what they’d expect in October. Perhaps I should have grabbed sunglasses instead. It’s strange essentially…

Culture Shocked (Kim Caldwell)

My first shocking realization had more to do with geography and less to do with culture. The shock was an ignorance to the fact that, June, July, and August are winter months in Australia. Can you imagine packing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops, with hopes of…

Winter in July (Cindy Frisch)

I was told it was going to be cold here, but I’m from Wisconsin- How cold could little ol’ New Zealand be compared that? Well, so far I have had all my classes cancelled one day and I’ve missed two other days of school when all…