So I will be the first to admit that these are not master photography. It is late, and peaceful, and chilly in the common room. Three of us are here wrapped in blankets, balancing tea cups on our knees, and hoping to get at least a little homework done. I did not want to disturb the calm with the flash of my camera, but I wanted to photograph the postcards on our chalkboard. A sea turtle and double decker bus. A little reminder that our friends abroad are still thinking of us, and that, despite the distance, they are still present in the house.