Having fallen very much in love with Edinburgh this past January, we were looking for any reason to go back, and Fringe Fest turned out to be just the excuse we needed. Fringe Festival is a 3-week celebration that began in Edinburgh in 1947, and is known for it's lack of formality (anyone can come … Continue reading First Fringe! Another trip to Edinburgh
We arrived Friday evening just as the street vendors were packing up for the day. We had a pie from a local independent shop (alright but not worth remembering), then stopped at the market and got strawberries. Since our B&B was a bit of a walk from the city centre, we decided to have dinner … Continue reading A Weekend in Bath: Still August!
We were away every weekend of August except for my birthday, then we moved in September, spent a week in Ireland, and then we were only home for 3 days before we were off again! Whew! Sorry it's been a whole month since I last posted. This week is half term break so I'm determined … Continue reading Literary London in August
I confess this post is mostly to satisfy my love of the textiles exhibition at York Castle Museum! On Monday, I had the morning to myself as T had to work, so I went to check out Clifford's Tower. Building of the current tower began in 1245, though there's been a castle on the site … Continue reading York: part 2
Happy Friday! I'd post on the blog but I'm too busy road tripping around the Irish countryside and taking in the city of Dublin. York part two should be up by the end of the weekend, and then I'll get on with writing about the rest of August so I can finally tell you all … Continue reading The life of a traveler
I have to tell you about York in two parts, only because the York Castle Museum has such an incredible textiles collection that it needs its own post! First: all of the other things 😉 We arrived a bit early on Friday afternoon. Troy had to take a work call, so we stopped in at … Continue reading York: part 1
Hello all! You may be wondering why there was no post on Friday! Sorry about that- we are moving next Friday so I've been pre-occupied with packing, cleaning, and preparing to return to work on Monday. I'm working on a few things but I didn't want to rush for the sake of having something to … Continue reading In the works
One of the things about living abroad is that you are away from your usual social circle. In Canada, I was so frequently on the go that moving away has been an exercise in finding a new balance for myself. It is, in turns, liberating and isolating. I love all things crafty, but bringing my … Continue reading On the quiet days…
**SPOILER ALERT*** I have put all of the Pre-Raphaelite works at the end of this post, after the Lizzie Siddal links, so for those who may want the same experience as I had, discovering the paintings and their size in person- don't scroll past the links. Oh, hello August! What better way to start a … Continue reading Art in August, and learning about Lizzie Siddal
I used the first week of holiday to apply for jobs, interview with a couple of agencies, run errands, catch up on my writing, and do some wandering in the city. I walked through Soho, up and down Oxford and Regent Streets, around Westminster and near Buckingham Palace, and just enjoyed the non-rainy days we … Continue reading Summer Holidays Begin!