What it Was Like
Almost exactly one year after our wedding, Querido and I finally took our honeymoon. Guess where? LondonLondonLondonLondonLondon (and a smidge of Edinburgh and Inverness too). We had both visited before, but how can you ever have too much of London? In some ways, we were going back. In others, it was entirely new. I would…
Sleeves and a Konditor and Cook merengue make for a good morning.
The Tale of Mousie
Happy Friday, dear readers! We have successfully made it to the end of the week. I’ve made a serious dent in my handwashing, and fingers crossed I’ll be able to finish packing away winter things this weekend. In the tidal wave of attention following Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s shoutout, somebody asked about the story of Mousie. That’s…
Originally, I’d intended to do a proper summary of the rest of my month in the UK, but there was simply Too Much, all of which defies description. It was a month in another world entirely, and if it weren’t for the scads of pictures I took, I’d be tempted to say it was all…
It’s a Taxi!
I finally got a picture. I’ve been too busy not to get run over by them to get a good picture of one in action, so here’s a parked taxi Mousie and I found on our way to this place: You may have heard of it. By the grace of a stranger, we got a…
Right Book, Right Time
On Thursday, we visited the British Library, and by luck or fate, I found a copy of Neverwhere. I’d thought of that book when we were on the Circle Line (which actually makes a sort of curlicue shape) and passed the closed Blackfriars station, which features in the early part of Neverwhere. Then I remembered…
Very British Things
After a solid day of taking pictures of architectural detail, I realized I had hardly any of the iconic British things–so here’s a stab: Organic Wensleydale wool from Annie Sherburne! A building on either Fleet Street or the Strand, I can’t remember which because we were sort of lost from the group at the time!…
London So Far
Already, we’ve seen and done a ton, so here’s a few quick things: My hair had a bit of trouble adjusting to the fact it’s rawther humid, for one. But there’s a lovely church with a garden next door to the dormitory… Where Mousie and I go to enjoy our Konditor and Cook. Yesterday we…
I am not thrilled with the bathroom, but Mousie likes the view.
I’m Going, and the Sweater is Coming
Big excitement: for months I have been plotting and planning to join a study abroad for Library and Information Science students. I kept it under wraps, because nothing is done until it’s done, and I believe that fate can be tempted. But now that I’m 24 hours away from takeoff, I think it’s safe to…