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
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?
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
Merry Christmas! Because we had to renew our visas this winter, we couldn’t plan any travel outside the UK for the holidays. (But our new biometric residence permits arrived a few days ago — a wonderful Christmas gift!) No travel to the US meant planning a Christmas season of our own here in Wales. My husband … Continue reading An Expat Christmas
On a beautiful summer afternoon, we walked along the river Conwy up to Llanrwst Bridge. A short walk, but pleasant and ending with a nice view of the bridge: Continue reading Llanrwst Bridge
Do you remember the walk to Capelulo where I mentioned seeing a sign for a druid circle? Well, a couple weeks later I returned with my parents to look for it. The beginning of the walk was tough. We took a bus to Penmaenmawr and promptly walked straight up to the Jubilee Walk: Instead of going around the walk, … Continue reading A Druid Circle 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