Pubs of Southeast England

Samuel Pepys once said pubs are the heart of England. One of the absolutely quintessential experiences in the UK is to walk to your local pub and order a pint, maybe with a plate of fish and chips or bangers and mash; to meet your friends after work for a few; or to join your…

Chocolate Wasted at Cadbury World

Growing up on Pleasant Street in wee little West Winfield NY, many of my childhood weekends were spent watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the neighbors, the Danovitz’s, along with my sister and a large bowl of homemade popcorn. I have watched that movie as a child and adult no less than one…

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

Can you recall the fanciest moments of your life? My fanciest moment to date only just happened. And it obviously involved food. But it is an experience I will remember for a long time to come. ^^ R for Rosie! And for the Ritz I suppose To celebrate her impending nuptials, my new sister-in-law Rosie…

A Day in Cambridge

Why has it taken me this long to post about one of my most favorite places in England? I have no idea, and quite frankly, feeling a tad embarrassed about it. Without further delay, I’d like to show you this richly historic and easily adored city, just fifty miles north of London. Of course, I’m…

Seeing Liverpool

Sometimes when you hear a place is dull, doesn’t that make you want to visit it all the more? After I had heard so much negativity about Liverpool over the past several years, I was quite interested to see it for myself. What could be so unfavorable about a city that gave us The Beatles…

Pilgrimage to Anfield

It happened, you guys. Something Andrew has been waiting his lifetime for. I, on the other hand, have only been waiting a few years. We finally visited Anfield ((!!!)). I happily became a Liverpool FC fan by default when he and I began dating. He was also successful at convincing quite of few employees of…

An Afternoon at Borough Market

One of the best days so far during my first month in England happened a couple weeks ago, spent with Andrew’s mum & dad at Borough Market in London. Mr. and Mrs. D know the way to my happy heart – food and lots of it. ^^that right there is produce perfection Borough Market began…

First Month in England (in photos)

My next post was going to be my ‘best of the USA road trip’ list, but as time has gone on, I just haven’t finished it. It feels more appropriate and exciting to share some photos from my time in England so far. This Sunday marks one month since I touched down at London’s Heathrow…

Oh, the places we will go.

First up…road tripping! USA stops: Cannon Beach, Oregon Florence, Oregon Redwoods, California San Jose, California San Diego, California Tucson, Arizona El Paso, Texas San Antonio, Texas Austin, Texas New Orleans, Louisiana Wilmington, North Carolina Richmond, Virginia Washington, DC Upstate New York Saranac Lake, New York Manhattan Boston, Massachusetts From Boston, we are off to the…