Category Archives: England

London 5: Food, Entertainment, Music

Post-Ireland, post-Lake District, post-visitors, some regular living in London weeks.

Last night after the show at Royal Albert Hall, I experimented with the time-lapse functionality of my iPhone camera. I held the phone during the 40′ trip from RAH to home (via 3 different tube trains). Ended up being 23 seconds long and liable to give someone motion sickness (YouTube link).

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Lake District

We based ourselves in Buttermere, a tiny hamlet in the northwest portion of the Lake District National Park, and braved the weather for some wonderful days of walking, eating, eating, and walking.

London 4: City, Friends, Family

After trips to Egypt (Diana) and Copenhagen (Chris), we settled down for a few “regular” weeks at home in London.

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London 3: Pink Floyd, Longitude, and City Life

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Chris said a sobering thought last night, that we’re already 20% of our time being here. A semester flies so quickly… ┬áSome days we spend just in our little house in our corner of London, but most days we venture … Continue reading

London 2: Brighton, Kew, and around home

Last weekend we took the train southward to Hurstpierpoint, a quaint village just outside of Brighton. Our friends Sarah and Martin Williams live there with their almost-to and already-in university children, Emma and Joshua, and we enjoyed delicious food and drink with them in several places. Sarah Williams was Sarah Cooper when Chris and I first met her as a fellow student at Middlebury College circa 1984.

 

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London 1: New Surroundings

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We’re settling in to this place that is both familiar and exotic. Good weather, remembering to look right as we step off a curb, sipping tea and biscuits. Wifi works well everywhere which makes my livelihood continue uninterrupted, for the … Continue reading