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!
I have to apologize at the start - I wrote this post in bits and pieces, hopping around like a rabbit as I remembered details and sought to find a place in the post where they best fit. The result is that this post, like my experience of the property, moves through time without much … Continue reading Rainham Hall, East London
Woah! I just skipped June! I know, I know! Sometimes as a blogger, I struggle to balance the public and the personal, and lots of June was about family stuff that was a bit more personal. And about my health and a bit of a crisis back home that I have hashed out quite enough! The … Continue reading July: What? I’m still teaching?!
Something very unusual has happened! My blogging has caught up with my life- well, my writing has. So, in the interest of helping the blog get on schedule, I'm posting twice this week! After Greece, our spring was a bit quiet. Aside from a day in Brighton, we stayed pretty close to home. I still … Continue reading Into May: Brighton, Clothworker’s Centre & Sutton House
Day 6 We thought another trip to the beach was in order as we neared the end of our trip. We decided to stick with Neo Chora as it was so beautiful there. We felt the heat a bit more today, so we started off our beach visit with a snack at the beach hut. … Continue reading Eat, Drink, & Rescue: days 6 and 7 in Crete
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein Sunday July 23rd marked exactly 1 year since I arrived in London, very tired, arriving ‘home’ to a place I’d never been, happy to see T after 2 1/2 months apart, already a bit homesick and a bit … Continue reading Happy Londonversary to Me, & my top 8 tips for moving abroad