Snow!

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!

Discovering New Growth

I just got home from several weeks away, and it was such a pleasure to come home (even though there’s still a definite chill in the air here). All kinds of flowers have come to life while I was away — including a whole army of dandelions! Thankfully, digging up the dandelions gives me an … Continue reading Discovering New Growth

Jazz in Llandudno

Recently we discovered Vaughan St. Jazz, a monthly (1st Thursday of the month) event at Mostyn in Llandudno. This month was Matt Owens, performing on double bass along with John Ellis (keyboard), Neil Yates (trumpet), Sam Draper (drums), and Ríoghnach Connolly (vocals and flute). One of my favorite songs of the night was “The Aviators’ Ball,” … Continue reading Jazz in Llandudno

Home is …

… in Wales, and in Iowa. … with my family, and with my friends. … at a meetup with my coworkers, and at a coffee shop with my laptop. … in a tango embrace, and in the middle of a good book. … where I see the sunrise, and where I see the sunset. As … Continue reading Home is …