When we were chatting the topic travel with some well traveled friends over a year ago they told us about some house swap- type groups. They gave me a list of a few websites and I started my surfing. They had never actually done it but had all the info. We do’t have a house to swap, and I don’t think our place in rural … Continue reading Some Alternate Housing
BUCKINGHAM PALACE TOUR AND TEA Back in the planning stage of travel, we learned that the Queen would be on Holiday whilst we were in England. That meant we would miss her, but she was in Scotland at Balmoral the same time we were in Scotland. Close enough, and she opened her home, Windsor Castle and office, Buckingham Palace to us. Purchasing the tickets in … Continue reading Castles and Palace and Tea, Oh, My!
The charming 400-year-old thatched-roof cottage for 2 weeks, with 2 little dogs. I just couldn’t wipe the smile off my face. The yard was lovely, front and back. It was enclosed by hedges and there was a perfect spot for yoga, as it turned, there were only two days dry enough to do yoga on the lawn. Our bedroom overlooked the gardens and field. Only … Continue reading Wiltshire, Yes We Will, Thank You.
Northern England is about like Scotland. I learned that the border actually, really, isn’t. There may or may not be a sign that shows entry to Scotland. The post codes represent a location, but it is all the UK, so I suppose it really is of no consequence. One thing that we so loved about the New Castle area is the church family there. We … Continue reading Northern England; New Castle, The Lakes District
Social Media has done wonderful things for small businesses. Jerome has been following Rosemary’s Brushes on Instagram for the past couple of years. She has a good following and posts that are inspiring for all artists of every level. Rosemary’s brushes are all hand made by nineteen people at her location in Yorkshire and used by many noted painters around the world. Rosemary’s place was … Continue reading England, Yorkshire, If You Will
ABOUT WOOL, FABRIC, WEAVERS, COLORS AND PEOPLE. Okay, we took the ferry to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. The land of Harris Tweed. Beth Smith is a sheep expert, actually, she’s expert at everything she does, but her job is teaching about sheep, wool, dying, combing, spinning weaving and even sewing clothing with the fabric she has created. You can find her here. BethSmith … Continue reading The Isles of Harris, Lewis and Skye
St. Andrew, The Orkney Islands, the Highlands. Saturday we picked up our campervan and embarked on our 20 day Scottish tour. Golf is a 70 billion dollar a year industry. St. Andrews is the birthplace of golf. The original course is difficult to get a Tee time but the New Course is more available. Mind you the “New Course” was built in 1875. The … Continue reading St. Andrew and The Scottish Highlands