Don’t just do something, sit there.

Our covidArt project. A neighbor in Ithaca proposed the idea that neighbors could create a spontaneous local art gallery on their porches during the period of confinement (a la the musical Porchfest in September). It inspired Samuel and I to create our own little way of sharing a smile with strangers in the front ofContinue reading “Don’t just do something, sit there.”

Continental Adventures Pt. III: Nantes

Oh, what a difference ten days can make. Last weekend we were having a fun visit with our old friend Yann, his wife Clare and their two children, Victore (age 6) and Honore (age 2 1/2). And now they are trying to figure out life in corona lock-down. A huge thank you to them forContinue reading “Continental Adventures Pt. III: Nantes”

Old friends in new places

We had our first extended outing from London last weekend, when we took the train to Scotland to see Michael’s friend Daphne from their undergraduate days. Daphne and her family settled in a remote corner of southwest Scotland (called The Machars) some 15 years ago, closer as the crow flies to Belfast than Glasgow (isolatedContinue reading “Old friends in new places”

“We’re gonna rock down to Electric Avenue”

Monday, 27 January 2020 The British Museum and the Hidden London Exhibit at the Transportation Museum. Today we went to the British Museum, or as it has become known in our house, the Museum of Colonial Plunder. It has some of the world’s premier collections of ancient Greek, Assyrian, Egyptian, and Pacific Islander artifacts. SoContinue reading ““We’re gonna rock down to Electric Avenue””

Figuring Out Our New Home and First Adventures

Saturday, 18 January 2020. We open a bank account. While this may not sound like something to record in a travel blog, sometimes the most mundane tasks turn out to be most interesting inter-cultural comparisons. We had not planned to open a bank account while here, but after investigating possibilities for exercising, we decided toContinue reading “Figuring Out Our New Home and First Adventures”

Share the adventure with us OUR NEW HOME (15 South Gardens, Colliers Wood) Some adventures 10th January 2020 – Tour de EPL stadia. Isaiah created a tour of the city’s four English Premier League Football stadiums. Given that we hadn’t really yet grasped how big the city was, and how long it would take toContinue reading

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

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