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

Goodbye, 2016!

Highlights from the last week of 2016: Visiting my husband’s cousin and taking an hour-long walk around her neighborhood on a chilly, sunny morning Eating the rest of my Christmas cinnamon rolls Dancing about 15 hours of tango to inspiring music, with lovely leaders, on a well-behaved dance floor Eating really excellent fish tacos! Walking … Continue reading Goodbye, 2016!

Dartington Estate

While in Devon – in addition to visiting Buckfast Abbey – we visited Dartington. Our main reason for visiting was a tango event (really fun!) but one afternoon we decided to stroll through the gardens. I hadn’t read much of anything about Dartington before our visit, so I had no idea what I would find there. I was … Continue reading Dartington Estate

Buckfast Abbey

On a recent trip to Devon, my husband and I realized we were staying just down the road from Buckfast Abbey. We decided on a whim to take a stroll to the abbey and through their gardens. The site was first used for an abbey in 1018, and the current gardens are inspired by medieval … Continue reading Buckfast Abbey