North Yorkshire

We began our trip thusly: Daisy really resented the whole “riding in a crate in the back seat” experience and she cried for the first two hours of the ( 5 hour) trip up to North Yorkshire. We spent the first day at Fountains Abbey, a ruin of a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1132.  It … More North Yorkshire

Early June

Poppies in a church yard… and at the side of the road. A village fete.  This is a typical scene at this time of year as many local towns and villages have fetes, or fairs as they are known in the U.S.  It’s a time when the community comes together to enjoy local food, drink, … More Early June

Good Friday 2018

Chichester Cathedral  –  from a visit with Michigan friends on Wednesday. Saint Richard — never heard of him but there he is.  He looks very resolute. Today marks both Good Friday and Passover.  These holidays fall near or on the spring equinox which is an ancient celebrated holiday, Ostara, or Oestre. Here are some words … More Good Friday 2018

The Goodfellas

AP and his friends planned a trip to France and I horned in on it.   We were there this past weekend.  I was a little concerned that I might feel a bit like a fish out of water but no.  They were perfect travelling companions and I had a blast and from the sounds … More The Goodfellas

Late February Snow

Weather:  Let’s get this out of the way.  It’s cold here and look at this!  This happened yesterday. Dogs: Daisy got a stomach bug last week and, boy, that was unpleasant.  She spent the day in the hospital, getting rehydrated. The dogs got roast chicken for a few days, while Daisy’s stomach recovered.  When I … More Late February Snow

Long Time No Blog

  The other day AP and I were lamenting that we both gained a few pounds over the holidays and we have failed to take them off. “I suppose it’s partly my own fault,” said AP thoughtfully. Then we burst into laughter. I’m partly to blame.  The other part is society’s fault, I guess. Same … More Long Time No Blog