Castle Combe

Castle Combe

Fairytale Castle Combe - a real life movie set or a scene from Disney World (it has, in fact, been used as a movie set). Teeny, tiny, charming cottages. Unicorn Lodge, Malthouse, Combe Cottage, The Gates. An honesty-box bakery outside. We walked to the stream, through the square, past the old post office. We walked [...]

Bath

Bath

I woke up to the overwhelming sound of seagulls crying in the skies outside. Bath has such a romance to it; so much history and charm. Old, weathered buildings line the streets. Grand trees burst from alleyways, dominate hidden squares. There’s a consistent, peaceful flow of water. __ From the spa roof, mesmerized, floating in [...]

Bibury

Bibury

Quaint and quiet Bibury, a sleepy village full of outsiders seeking to take in its charm. It must be so crowded in the summer; I can’t imagine where all the people could possibly fit. For us, a typical pub roast, a winter walk. Making the most of a Sunday in this country while we can, [...]

Lake District

Lake District

The Lakes, five hours driving north, the “New Hampshire to New England” of Old England. A leisurely stroll to the backyard lake turned to scaling a mountain. Racing the early sunset home. A long weekend settled into the countryside with friends. // A house near Lake Windermere & the town of Ambleside, The Lake District [...]

Cambridge

Cambridge

This city. This summer.  The sun shone bright every day.  The boats jammed the river; the people filled the streets; the blankets covered the entirety of the park. Riding my worn-out bike home from the river at dusk with a bag of books, an empty wine bottle, and the remaining strawberries - that will always [...]

Sandringham

Sandringham

"Dear old Sandringham, the place I love better than anywhere else in the world." - King George V The Queen's Norfolk country estate. The place she spends every Christimas. The place her father died. So much history. Trespassing on a private life.  The grounds, the halls, the stables; they all have so much to say. ___ [...]