Category Archives: England

Traditional English Food You Must Try While in London

Best British food ,tea of course!

I love British food! I know you don’t hear that about traditional English food very often, but I really do. In years past, it seems that Britain’s culinary tradition got a raw deal. People said it was bland, boring, or even downright stodgy. But in these foodie days of farm to table, gastro pubs, and […]

How To Get Around Using The London Oyster Card

Buy Use London Oyster Card

What Is An Oyster Card? The Oyster card is a plastic card, similar to a credit or bank card, that you use to to pay as you travel throughout London, England on the spider web array of public transports. Some will tell you the oyster card gets its name from the metaphor of an oyster […]

A Spring Weekend Away in England

A Spring Weekend Away in England

Escaping To A Romantic English Weekend It had been gray, dreary, and rainy for what seemed like months here in Germany. We hadn’t gotten out much during those weeks. We needed to get out of the house. We were snapping at each other for every little thing. We’d just been stuck indoors for way too long […]

Punting in Cambridge or Gawking at Intellectual Greatness

Punting in Cambridge

Punting in Cambridge has been on my list for a few years, so in our rental car we headed north out of London. We drove into Cambridge under blue skies with the biggest, whitest billowing clouds. It was a stunning day, and thankfully not as hot.  I don’t know how we do it, but if […]

The Tower of London – Don’t Lose Your Head

Tower of London

While the Tower of London has been around in some form or another for nearly 1000 years, it hasn’t always been a major tourist attraction. It’s more likely that the Londoners of Norman England hated and despised the fortress, at least those who didn’t support William the Conqueror’s  claim to the throne of England. Its […]

Sheep Dog Training in the Lake District

Sheep Dog Training in the Lake District

I recently had the opportunity to fulfill an odd, yet lifelong dream (at least lifelong since my first viewing of the movie Babe). I was able to work with a sheepdog and sheep in the beautiful Lake District countryside of Northern England! And let me tell you, it was amazing! First the nitty-gritty; this is not a […]

Harry Potter’s Real World – The Backstage Reveals All

My Dream Come True – Loving the Harry Potter Backstage Tour My mom asked if we wanted to add the backstage tour of Harry Potter to our London itinerary.  Hmmm. Let me preface this post by letting you know that I am not your casual Harry Potter fan. From when my Mom handed me the […]

Uncovering the Secrets of the Canterbury Cathedral

Uncovering the Secrets of Canterbury Cathedral

No one told me that Canterbury in July is a sweltering hot pot with no way to escape the heat; that is unless you head into the depths of the famous Canterbury Cathedral. Melting and ready to lean up against some cool stone crypts, Jim and I almost turned around when the ticket lady told us […]

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