I went to plug in my laptop charger in the outlet at the desk in my hotel room and discovered this frustrating design decision: My instinct in situations like this is to flip the charger upside down — sadly, this trick doesn’t work for UK outlets the way it does for US outlets. Thankfully the … Continue reading Hotel Room Design
We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language. Oscar Wilde, The Canterville Ghost I have decided to try for my UK driver’s license. Or, as they call it here, my driving license. And right there is a clue to the most difficult part of studying for my theory test: the terminology. … Continue reading Driving Terminology
Today I ventured out for a 6.25-mile walk around Conwy. I wasn’t sure exactly where I’d go, just that I wanted to walk at least 6 miles. So I started out on a familiar path into Conwy, down to the quay, and along the path around Bodlondeb Woods. From there, instead of turning toward home, … Continue reading Wales Coast Path: Conwy Beach
A couple years ago, I walked the beginning of the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way with my brother and sister-in-law. This May, I am going to try walking most of the rest of it with my parents. We’re planning to walk between 7 and 11 miles per day for 9 days, with shorter walks on two … Continue reading Training for the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way
It has been a bit quiet on my blog lately. In August I changed roles at work, and much of my energy since then has been focused on settling in to that role and making the most of my free time outside of work. Writing about those experiences got a bit shoved to the side. … Continue reading Home Again, Home Again
It snowed! In Conwy! The first snow I’ve seen here in the four years since we arrived. I woke up at 7:30 AM (which pretty much never happens on the weekend, especially in winter) and had a feeling that made me get out of bed and peek out the window. There, greeting me in the twilight, … Continue reading Snow!
Ever since we moved to North Wales my husband and I have enjoyed driving along Marine Drive, around the Great Orme in Llandudno. This year, though, we’ve decided that walking it is even better. We start by driving into Llandudno and parking somewhere near the Great Orme. There are a couple large car parks on … Continue reading Walking Marine Drive in Llandudno