Posts Tagged: summer vacation

Bath Time

I prepared for our two days in Bath UK by reading more Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was set mostly among Bath’s glitterati circa 1799, while the mature heroine of Persuasion declined to live with her family in Bath (around 1813)

Bath Time

I prepared for our two days in Bath UK by reading more Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey was set mostly among Bath’s glitterati circa 1799, while the mature heroine of Persuasion declined to live with her family in Bath (around 1813)

Beginning in Bristol

In which we intrepidly explore the riverside city of Bristol, UK

Beginning in Bristol

In which we intrepidly explore the riverside city of Bristol, UK

A Day Each

Rom and I had two full days in London this month, plus parts of our arrival and departure days. We decided we would each plan a full day of activities, and the other would agree and go along with whatever

A Day Each

Rom and I had two full days in London this month, plus parts of our arrival and departure days. We decided we would each plan a full day of activities, and the other would agree and go along with whatever

Brighton Does Rock!

If you’ve never been to Brighton, UK, it’s a seaside resort town famous for its beach, pier, unique shopping lanes and gay culture. It’s only an hour by train from London and much closer by car from Rom’s family home.

Brighton Does Rock!

If you’ve never been to Brighton, UK, it’s a seaside resort town famous for its beach, pier, unique shopping lanes and gay culture. It’s only an hour by train from London and much closer by car from Rom’s family home.

London Peak Experience

One of my aims on this trip to London was to see some of the newer skyscrapers up close, and to have a special meal at one of them. The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater only offer public access and restaurants

London Peak Experience

One of my aims on this trip to London was to see some of the newer skyscrapers up close, and to have a special meal at one of them. The Gherkin and the Cheesegrater only offer public access and restaurants

Summer “Shoulds”

I don’t usually make big plans for the summer. The groove at work is relaxed, there are lots of local festivals on the weekends, there’s plenty of gardening and yard work to do, and I can always find time for

Summer “Shoulds”

I don’t usually make big plans for the summer. The groove at work is relaxed, there are lots of local festivals on the weekends, there’s plenty of gardening and yard work to do, and I can always find time for

Veggie Update #4: Veggie on Vacation!

My spouse Rom and I have been 95% vegetarian (although not vegan) since June 1. We made it through a 4-day Toronto vacation in June, and faced temptation again this month with a week in the UK. I suspected that

Veggie Update #4: Veggie on Vacation!

My spouse Rom and I have been 95% vegetarian (although not vegan) since June 1. We made it through a 4-day Toronto vacation in June, and faced temptation again this month with a week in the UK. I suspected that

What I Did in London

Just back from a one-week vacation in the UK! Rom is from SE England and I have made a few previous trips, but I am always excited to go back. We decided to spend the first few days based in London,

What I Did in London

Just back from a one-week vacation in the UK! Rom is from SE England and I have made a few previous trips, but I am always excited to go back. We decided to spend the first few days based in London,

Things I Will See in London This Weekend

Woo-Hoo! Vacation time has finally arrived! Rom and I are off to the UK for a week. We leave tonight on the overnight direct flight to Gatwick. Tomorrow will be a write-off so we’re just going to go shopping and

Things I Will See in London This Weekend

Woo-Hoo! Vacation time has finally arrived! Rom and I are off to the UK for a week. We leave tonight on the overnight direct flight to Gatwick. Tomorrow will be a write-off so we’re just going to go shopping and

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

AKA,  why I don’t hike, swim, boat,or camp in the summer! During the summer, “the good life” is constantly on display. This includes vacation time, reduced hours, travel, a summer  cabin, swimming pool, jet ski, and more. I respect my

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

AKA,  why I don’t hike, swim, boat,or camp in the summer! During the summer, “the good life” is constantly on display. This includes vacation time, reduced hours, travel, a summer  cabin, swimming pool, jet ski, and more. I respect my