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. While I don’t live in Kirkwall, I have visited on holiday, and enjoyed the town very much. It isn’t easy to get to, being on the Orkneys in the North Sea, but it is well worth a trip, and there are so many things to do in the town […]
The following is a guest post. Move over Beatles…I have my own Fab Four! Four of my best girlfriends came to London recently for a visit. We toured, dined, shopped, partied, and laughed our way through four fabulous days. We left no stone unturned and hit the ground running…or should I say, ambling. Our pace […]
The following is a guest post. Newark in Nottinghamshire is probably lesser known than its New Jersey counterpart. However, Newark-on-Trent is by far the older cousin and dates back to Roman times, with a medieval heyday , as I was pleasantly surprised to see when passing through recently.
The following is a guest post. When visiting the UK it is easy to get swept up in the buzz and electricity of the big cities, the hum of people and buses, bustling about. And that familiar rusty glow that lingers in the sky, thwarting all but brightest of stars. The call of British cities […]
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 […]
Of course we all know England’s affinity with football. They invented it. They became Kings of it in 1966. And they’ve been rubbish at it ever since. But there is no denying that English football has a huge heritage with London being a mecca for fans around the world.
The following is a guest post. In honour of Halloween, here’s my British-themed version of trick-or-treating. I boldly ventured around London to visit a quintet of some of the creepiest places I could find, and am pairing them with a range of my favourite British sweets (aka candy, although I’m cheating a bit by including […]
The following is a guest post. Hidden away four miles inland from the sea, in between twisting country roads, fields of grazing cattle, weaving rivers and hills of grass-covered slate, is a magical place called Dolgoch Falls. Dolgoch is Welsh for “Red Meadow” and I assume the red referred to comes from the middle vein […]