I've taken a bit of a hiatus (knitting pattern aside), but realize that I've left my lovely friends, family and other readers in suspense after only introducing the first 2 days of my Italy trip! Whoops! Sorry about that. Really, it's mostly because teaching a new grade, being in my first full time position in … Continue reading Italy day 3: all the walled cities, put your hands up!
I have finally figured out how (I hope! I think!) to publish my first knitting pattern. If I were really clever, perhaps I'd also have figured out how to sell the pattern, but instead here I am sharing it for free 🙂 It was a fun way to use up tiny remnants of a lovely … Continue reading Rocket Pop Socks
I laughed so hard when I returned to my dictated travel notes to write the post for day two of our trip. This is how it read: Day 2: Pisa, Cathedral & Baptistry, lunch, gelato, then marina de Pisa, feet in the med sea, drinks overlooking the breakwater just north of Lavorno. Airbnb for dinner: … Continue reading Pisa (take 2)
We went to Italy in May and it was love, even on day 1, which was pretty much all travel: Uber to the train station, a train to the airport, a plane to Bologna, a bus from the airport to the train station, a train to Firenze (Florence) and then we picked up our rental … Continue reading It’s amore (I couldn’t help it)
Home from France- had Wednesday at home to do laundry, sadly I'd been coping with a migraine for several days and needed to take things pretty slow. Thursday after work, we went to see As You Like It at the Globe. We rented cushions and a blanket, which blocked us a bit against the breeze … Continue reading Into May
WARNING: PHOTO OVERLOAD! As I write a post, I pull photos from my trip album into a blog photo folder. Then I go through them, cull the collection, and come back to them a few days later to see what else can go. But this time: I just couldn't do it! There are a whopping … Continue reading le voyage continue et fini!
Saturday began as many of the best Saturdays begin: we slept in until 10:30. Had a quick breakfast of toast, homemade melon jam and tea with honey, packed an overnight bag and drove into Bordeaux. Once we found parking, our first stop was a traditional Boulangerie. Using an oven built in 1765, they create a beautiful … Continue reading Saturday: Bordeaux
We had been trying to plan a trip to France for ages, because two of our dear friends live there. We were so excited to finally sort out plans for a trip at the end of April. It was a little bit of a rough start leaving London due to several hours of delays- but … Continue reading Bonjour France!
Hello all! My apologies for being so completely absent for so long! I have 3 posts drafted but have just had lots going on these past few months. Please bear with me as I try to muster the energy to revisit our many spring travels and get them up on the blog! France, Italy, Cambridge, … Continue reading Taking my sweet time
Relaxing morning, tea & breakfast ax we chatted with our host. Cab to town in time for our 11 am walking tour. We wandered through the city, past some key locations as we learned more about the Roman settlement, the cathedral, and damage done during WWII. The tour took us through precepts of cathedral and … Continue reading Canterbury: a ‘Ruined’ Sunday