Ten Curious Cambridge Facts

Cambridge was founded in 1209 by students who were fleeing Oxford. Three students in Oxford were hanged for the death of a woman. At this time the ecclesiastical scholars would have taken precedence and pardoned the students but they were not consulted. Fearing more retaliation from townsfolk, Oxford was shut down and students fled to…

West End Review Part 2

It’s been three years since I wrote my first review of the West End. And while we took an extended break from the theater during the time with the VWSNBN*, we have been back to the theater in full force since the theaters opened back up in 2021. I have several shows to review so…

Blogette # 14 – Living Life on Pause

So here we are, over a month in to living life on pause. What a strange feeling this is. We’re not really living in England anymore but we’re also not yet starting our new lives in Milan. While we wait for documents and passports and all that fun bureaucracy to work itself out, we are…

A delightful tasting menu hidden in a tiny Welsh Village

Hidden away in a little village on the Wales/England border is a posh little restaurant that could easily fit in in any large European city. This restaurant is called The Checkers. If you have been following us for a while then you know that Tim and I really enjoy food and find special pleasure in…

A goodbye to our house

Last week we officially moved out of our house. The move to Italy is starting to feel very real, though the move date is still a soft one as we await final paperwork. (I apologize for not officially announcing it here and only on instagram! Things have been crazy and I found the words difficult.)…

Touring the Krakow Jewish Quarter

Last month I finally got on a plane again! I completed my first international solo trip as I headed to Krakow, Poland. Though is it really a solo trip when you have amazing friends waiting for you at the other end? I have fallen in love with this beautiful city. And have made some lifelong…

Wandering through Westminster Abbey

I’m back! As I sit down to write I realize that it’s been a very long time since I posted. I apologize. We have been working on some huge things in the background and I can’t wait to share them but I need to wait a little longer before we make them public. So, instead,…

The Tower of London Ceremony of the Keys

It finally happened! After nearly two very long years of not seeing my parents, they made it to England! We spent a wonderful ten days exploring London, Cambridge and generally just enjoying being together again. And of course, we made a huge Thanksgiving feast and gave thanks that we were together again, at last. One…

Learning to Relax at Negroponte

I am a traveller, an explorer and a foodie. A lover of history, architecture and culture. When I travel somewhere new I want to soak it all in. Eat all the best food, see the most amazing sights and climb the tallest of towers. We don’t rush on vacation, but we also don’t laze around…