The following is a guest post. Words too familiar, or too remote, defeat the purpose of a poet. From those sounds which we hear on small or on coarse occasions, we do not easily receive strong impressions, or delightful images; and words to which we are nearly strangers, whenever they occur, draw that attention on […]
The following is a guest post. I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. – Oscar Wilde
I will always associate Edinburgh with Christmas. The capital city of Scotland boasts an impressive history, and the architecture ranges from ancient to avant-garde, which creates an exciting (if sometimes contentious) city environment.
The following is a guest post. The architecture of home is a funny thing. As we near the holiday season, (and I am choosing to ignore the fact that Christmas decorations began to appear in stores in the States in October…), the idea of home seemingly infiltrates everything.
The following is a guest post. We had our first snow in Kentucky last week – which makes me very thankful for hot tea, warm blankets and a cozy house. Well – cozy enough under the blankets, a dog on my lap and a mug of tea at hand. My historic house is charming in […]
The following is a guest post. Prior to my first trip to Great Britain, I knew little about the architecture of the British Isles beyond castles. How much more do you need to know when you are a 14-year old girl? My mental catalog has expanded over the years, (as has my interest in how “real” people […]
The following is a guest post. It is a truth universally acknowledged…that Jane Austen’s popularity continues to grow. Her novels, the film adaptations, the fan fiction spin-offs – as a recovering English major, I am not immune to Austen-mania.
The following is a guest post. Great Britain has perfected many things: tea, beer, royalty – and for the weary and frugal traveler, lodging with personality. Now, this is not the point where I reel off the list of multi-starred hotels I’ve enjoyed- such a list would be embarrassingly short.