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

Can you even?

I feel like the past month has been a lot of me just repeating to myself, “I can’t even.” Followed by sharing news articles, contacting my representatives in the US government, and donating to causes I support. It borders on overwhelming, but I’m trying my best to stay engaged. Which also means doing my best … Continue reading Can you even?

Public Libraries in the UK

Have you ever heard of Public Lending Right in the UK & Ireland? I hadn’t! It’s the right for authors to get paid (like royalties) when their books are lent out by public libraries. It boils down to this: A representative sample of libraries (with membership that rotates over time) reports its aggregate lending data each … Continue reading Public Libraries in the UK

Criccieth Walk

I’m falling behind in my quest to document all the amazing walks I took this summer! The last installment was about our walk around Llyn Geirionydd. Our next big walk was about a week later (early June) in Criccieth. Why Criccieth? My parents took a side trip there last year, and enjoyed it enough that they … Continue reading Criccieth Walk