Hunts Hit Hollywood

Hunts Hit Hollywood

As I mentioned in my Hollywood Sign Hike post, Tom stayed with me for 5 days before he went back to Australia. While he was here, I was determined to give him a proper taste of LA, as well as tick off some things I had yet to do on my bucket list. So, after [...]

Los Angeles Burning

Los Angeles Burning

You may have seen the pictures - the last couple of weeks, Southern California has faced some of the worst bush fires in history, after no rain for two months into 'rain season'. I had been aware of a big fire up north in October, as I know lots of Yaz's friends were affected by [...]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

"What do you mean, you don't celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK??" Well, it is a holiday remembering a meal shared between pilgrims and Native Americans, so that's probably why... The week of Thanksgiving, absolutely everybody cleared out of UCLA. That is no exaggeration - the place was a ghost town for the entire week. Luckily, [...]

Beat the Do-USC-hebags!

Beat the Do-USC-hebags!

This weekend was the big UCLA vs. USC football game. The two colleges are extremely competitive with each other, and the week leading up to the game was filled with 'F@*% USC!' chants and posters. The main source of the rivalry between the schools isn't so much a sporting issue but a social one - [...]