I’m having a mid life crisis. I’m not kidding. Within a year and a half I separated from a 25 year relationship/marriage and moved in with my dad. I turned 50, my only child left for college IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY and then my husband died. This story alone could be a best selling novel...or … Continue reading Here’s the skinny…
Thanks for joining me! In October, 2017 my son--at university in Canterbury, England-- informed me he wasn’t planning on coming home for summer break. He is my only child. I was crushed. I was in the middle of a separation and the thought of not seeing my boy was unimaginable! I decided then and there … Continue reading The Journey Begins
I love to eat. Looking at my pictures that is an obvious fact....I don't look as if I skip many meals... I'm not an adventurous eater, but I love a good meat and potatoes kinda meal. Because I LOVE traditional British foods, I decided early on in my summer adventure that I was going to … Continue reading The Great Sunday Pub Lunch Quest
Let's be completely honest. These posts have made this 3 month adventure look pretty enticing...and it has been exceptional. But here's a dose of reality. It's hard "living" in a foreign country and I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling anxious every time I drive somewhere. I NEVER know where I am going, my stomach muscles … Continue reading Reality Check
I had a personal tour guide for my next adventure. I met Heather on a previous adventure, and she has been giving me local travel tips via messenger and Facebook for the past few weeks! I was so excited to meet up with her again and get to know more about her. Last night we … Continue reading Oh, I Do Like to be Beside the Sea Side
For a teacher, having former students become friends is a special thing! I have several past students whom I consider friends and I treasure each one! When I was planning my summer adventures in the fall, two of my more adventurous "frudents" ....um..."studiends" ..., Jackie and Melissa, began planning their summer UK adventure too, including … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Teacher of English
I had to let this one process for awhile before I felt like posting. A few weeks ago, I convinced my son and his friend to go with me to London for the day. I was going to museums, and they were free to do what ever. Not keeping up with the news as I … Continue reading USA, Trump and London
Today's adventure was sponsored by FarmVille. You remember that Facebook phenomena about 5 years ago? It may still be a thing, I don't know. Well, my mother was ADDICTED to this game and through FarmVille, she "met" like minded gamers. Ann is one of these people. When my mother was in the hosptial, before she … Continue reading Funny How You Meet People.
I had to mail something to the states today, so I went to a post office literally, one street over. When I leave my front door and turn right, I am going to Waitrose to grocery shop, which means I turn right again at the end of the road. I have made this trip several … Continue reading Look Behind You, You’ll Find Royalty
I believe in the adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." I have experienced this many times. Case in point, I was invited to the Folkestone Orchestra's cello concerto last night. I was invited by a couple from Canterbury, the Mr. being the president of the Marlowe Society in Canterbury and a … Continue reading KARMA, YOU FICKLE BITCH.
I took the chances today that I have been promising myself I would. I went to the Medieval Pageant in town this morning alone. I stood in the front row, I talked to a person beside me who also was alone on the first row...a like minded adventurer I guess. I went shopping and bought … Continue reading Come follow, follow, follow me!
The last 2 weeks have been a whirl wind of traveling and sight-seeing. My friend and colleague came over or a couple weeks, for the first time, and I've been playing tour guide. More about those adventures later. In between these trips, I've figured out some pretty monumental things around the cottage. The appliances here … Continue reading Even the appliances are foreign