Stirling Castle

After leaving the Isle of Mull, we stopped in Stirling for a visit to its old town and Stirling Castle. I think I’m a bit spoiled when it comes to castles (nothing is ever quite as impressive to me as Conwy) but Stirling does have its own charm. Before getting all the way up to … Continue reading Stirling Castle

Visiting the Garden

A couple weeks ago, we had a wonderfully warm and sunny weekend and I knew I had to spend part of it at Bodnant Garden. Such a good decision. We were greeted at the walk just inside the entrance by an array of bright reds, yellows, and oranges: Wandering down the path, I saw these … Continue reading Visiting the Garden

How to Overcome Jet Lag

Traveling east always wipes me out, but after my most recent trip to the US I’m trying to beat jet lag by sheer force of will. Here’s how: Saturday: Arrive home like a zombie. Sunday: Take lots of naps. Monday: Set a 9:30 AM doctor appointment. Tuesday: Schedule home repairs taking all day starting at … Continue reading How to Overcome Jet Lag

Chocolate Lies

I had a gross learning experience this week. You see, I don’t particularly like milk chocolate and will always choose dark chocolate instead. Not super dark, but the kind that isn’t particularly sweet and has around 70% cocoa solids. When we lived in Aachen, we discovered the Lindt factory there and I fell in love. … Continue reading Chocolate Lies