Category England

Three Peak Challenge

I’m on the train to Scotland! The farther north we go, the wetter and greyer it becomes. Green hills dotted with sheep and sat upon by thick low clouds. It’s a refreshing change from sweltering London. This morning started early. I bid fond farewell to Amanda, whose month-long stay has ended; she’s en route to […]

I’m in Wales!

After a nearly sleepless night in sweltering London, we left early for a weekend road trip to Wales. By early afternoon we were in the green, hilly, blessedly cool Welsh countryside where all the road signs have more Ys, Ws, Ls, and Ds than you ever thought possible. First stop: Powis castle and gardens. It’s […]

Movie night!

When it’s 82 degrees at 10pm and you have no air conditioning, you go to the movies on a worknight.

A Victorian fruit bowl

What did Oscar Wilde say about being able to resist anything except temptation? I went back to the little shop off Camden Passage where I found my milk jug.  I was supposed to be on my way to the garden center, but then it was raining and I thought, well, I could either go back […]

Weekend with the Bard

I went to work on Friday fully expecting to work late that night and then continue working all through the weekend.  There’s more work to be done than I can accomplish during the week, and I don’t like waking at 3:45am with a ball of anxiety in my gut.  But the weather has been incredible–sunny, […]