One of my favorite things about Oxford is feeling like I have a real home to come back to, and a real family here. My housemates are all wonderful, and we are all friends. We've had a lot of meals here together at the house, something none of the other residences seem to do. Today, on our first day of real English weather (cold, gray, rainy), I made chili for everyone in my house plus Sarah, who is like part of the house. Rachel made us all dessert.