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. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well, in England at least. Here in the States, a lot of us are in the middle of making plans for Thanksgiving, but in London, the Christmas season in already underway.
The following is a guest post. Christmas Morning 1660 – as is well known, 1660 was the year of the Restoration. But it wasn’t just the monarchy that was “restored” in that year.
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 […]