Feeding the Remarkable Red Pandas at Shepreth Wildlife Park

This year, both my husband and my sister had the brilliant idea to get me experiences for a birthday gift. Without consulting each other, they both got me experiences to feed my favorite animal, the red panda, at two different wildlife parks in England. Unfortunately, this year my birthday came literally at the very beginning…

Blogette # 8: Spectacular Sunday Brunch at Heritage London

Whew, what a year. But we’re officially into fall and with the ability to do a some more local things, I think this is a good time to resume my blogette writing. Today, I want to tell you about the SPECTACULAR brunch we had this weekend at Heritage Restaurant on Regent Street in London. Rewind…

Stepping into the Stone Age at Kents Caverns

The island on which we live is steeped in history. From ruins of Roman towns to Medieval Castles, you can find history wherever you turn in the United Kingdom. But history of man on the island far exceeds medieval kings and queens and even ancient Rome and we experienced this history first hand a couple…

Trekking to Tintagel Castle

On our first overnight trip since lockdown Tim and I stayed relatively local (by American standards) and drove to the south of England for a few days. Our friends have a lovely guesthouse in Torquay and we spent some beautiful days basking in the sun, walking on the beach and generally enjoying the coastal scenery….

Watching Wildlife at Woburn

Dorthy: Do you suppose we’ll meet any wild animals?Tin Man: We might… mostly lions, tigers, and bears.Dorthy: Lions, tigers and bears? Oh My! And we’re back!! After nearly four months of only venturing out of our house to do the basic necessity of grocery shopping and walks in nature, we’re finally allowed out to do…

Blogette #5: A night at the symphony and an ode to my father.

Saturday night Tim and I had the opportunity to attend our very first symphony. Now, I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love classical music for so many reasons. It’s great to listen to while I write, it’s calming, it’s beautiful to dance ballet to and most of all, it fills me…

Blogette #3 – A night at the Globe

During a summer AP English course with Mr. Stamford (my favorite high school teacher), I encountered my love of Shakespeare. Though I had read Romeo and Juliet earlier in my schooling, it wasn’t until encountering Mr. Stamford and his amazing method of teaching that I fell in love with Shakespeare and his plays. Since then,…

Treasure Hunting at the Peterborough Festival of Antiques

“Something can be old, but it can be timeless.” Cee Lo Green Since I was a young girl, I’ve loved history and antiques. In fact, when I was just 18 I wrote “fill my house with antiques” on my bucket list. Early on in our marriage, I learned that Tim loved antiques and the thrill…

West End Reviews part 1

For those of you who don’t know, the West End is London’s equivalent to Broadway. Boasting just one less theater than Broadway and starting nearly three hundred years earlier, the West End draws millions of people from all over the world to their historic playhouses each year. In fact, according to today tix, the West…