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 [...]
"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. ___ [...]
Suffolk Coast, countryside. Grey sky. A sleepy fishing village, Orford, where children hang from the pier dangling nets, reaching for crabs. Sailboats and seagulls. Bells on boats. A seafood shack and a sailing club. We walked along the green ness, sinking feet in the mud, the skyline broken by the single, solitary lighthouse that pierced [...]
Finally made it to Bury, the quaint, little English town in which so many of our American friends in England opt to live. I didn't expect it to be so busy - a bustling, lively town square, packed restaurants, challenging parking. Charm, color, character. And yes, across from it all, the Abbey Gardens, the old [...]
White cliffs, blue sky, blue sea. A very quick stop before leaving the island. I never knew that the English Channel could be this blue.
Aldeburgh, Suffolk coast gem of fish-and-chips fame. We came for the seafood, like so many others, all spilled on to the sidewalk in queues around the block. Fish-and-chips on the seawall. Old fishing boats in an old fishing town. A day out, close to home.