Lizard

Lizard

Lizard, like a picture of Southeast Asia. Maybe Italy. Green and blue and black sand. Soft grey light. Not England, in England. Flowers, everywhere. Purple, yellow, white. Butterflies, cows, the most violent foam waves crashing into the cliffs. It’s all wild and wonderful. Beautiful.  Free. ___ Day 2, Cornwall Trip A day exploring the The Lizard [...]

St Michael’s Mount

St Michael’s Mount

Cornwall is mint, seafoam, green, wild, dunes, disconnected. Soft colors and a soft breeze. Caribbean blue and hydrangeas bigger than my head. Not the Mediterranean, nor South East Asia. It’s England, this sandy other world, and what I will always remember most about it is how far away it made me feel, way out on [...]

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 [...]