Bath is the sort of place I dreamed of visiting thanks to literature. Anyone who has read Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer knows about Bath and its vital role in 18th and 19th century British life. Although I was only in Bath for two days, I was able to see the four things at the … More Bath

Things I’ve Learned Since Moving to London, Part II

Because this is a never-ending learning experience… 1.) The British love fireworks. 2.) You say “sorry” for everything. Really, you apologize all the time. 3.) Christmas is a HUGE thing here. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t have Thanksgiving to celebrate. 4.) There is a difference between a bus and a coach. (A … More Things I’ve Learned Since Moving to London, Part II


Last week, we left London for a two day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon. Although the trip was marred by three cancelled trains and some housing issues, my Aunt Jill, cousin Kendra, and I still managed to do some lovely sightseeing. I had always pictured Stratford-upon-Avon to be a town that was rife with tourists, and didn’t … More Stratford-upon-Avon