The last thing I did in London before leaving my keys in the flat and catching an Uber to the airport was to pull my shamrock out of the dirt it was planted in, chop off all the leaves, and hide the roots wrapped in wet cloths in my luggage. I wasn’t sure if it […]
The natural beauty of Iceland never ceases to amaze. The sun was setting as we left our last waterfall and began the long drive back to Reykjavík. At first it was simply pretty—a rosy glow in the sky. But then the colours deepened as the sun lowered behind the distant Westman Islands, and it became […]
The British Airways flight went perfectly smoothly and I landed right as Justin finished collecting his bags — so we met on the train platform and are making our way in together. So a happy ending after all. Whew!
Let’s say you were chopped to the ground, uprooted, flown across the Atlantic, and buried in foreign soil. How long would it take before you dusted yourself off and pressed on with your life? As you think about your answer, please consider that it has taken my shamrock less than a week (see the story). […]
Remember these guys? Rainbow, Goldie and Ralph (so named by my nieces and nephew in Boise) have been my faithful companions these six months. Being the talented goldfish they are, they have performed their piscine duties of being pretty and not dying with remarkable diligence — even when I abandoned them to the negligent care of […]