What do Shopkins have to do with Stonehenge?

What do Shopkins have to do with Stonehenge?

“Look, Mama!  Shopkins Stonehenge!” I glance over at my 6-year old son who has taken all of his Shopkins and strategically placed them in a circle formation with Uno cards underneath to represent the cap stones. I’m filled with pride, a giggle and find myself a little misty-eyed at the sight. We had arrived home … Continued

The Lowdown on High Tea: Eating in Britain

Let’s talk about British food. I mean, let’s really talk about British food. It’s got a terrible reputation. If you visit, what are you going to find? Breakfast: Every B & B I’ve ever stayed at offered a full English breakfast—or full Scottish or Irish or Welsh breakfast. In Cornwall, where I live, it’s still, … Continued

Live in London or Die Trying

I now cherish time ever since time was nearly taken away from me. I am in the passenger seat, flustered and frustrated, wondering why the driver that the bride’s father hired keeps missing the proper turns. I have to photograph this wedding and I need to be on time. I politely ask why he’s not … Continued

Brook Farm, UK taught me how to be

I found Brook Farm on the Internet. Isn’t that how all the best 21st century relationships begin? My husband and I were looking for a Workaway position in England when we came across Sarah and Will Wint’s Worcestershire garden and bed and breakfast business. A handful of e-mails and eight months later, Dave and I … Continued

Solstice in the UK

It was still damp and chilly in London. Many people would argue that it is always damp and chilly in London. However, I was in need of cheap sleeping bag, no matter what the late spring weather was predicting. The weekend had crept up on me again and I had forgotten to make plans to … Continued

Industrial Revelation in the UK

Inspiration. That’s easy, isn’t it? Eating the freshest sushi that Tokyo has to offer. Feeling the cleansing spray of Iceland’s mighty Gulfoss waterfall on your face. Watching a rainbow arc over New York City from the top of the Empire State. Each pretty inspiring, in their own way. All of them I’ve done and consider … Continued

Thelma and Louise in England

Thelma and Louise in England Dimuthu and I hit the road. We were Thelma and Louise without the murdering and thieving. Dimuthu was my Sri Lankan sister, my twin. We shared a birthday, but she was young and pretty while I was past my best. We came from places half a world apart, yet we … Continued

Southern Comfort in the UK.

Southern Comfort in the UK. Two things immediately come to mind when I think of Sussex, England: the best fish and chips I’ve ever had and the South Downs. The fish and chips were consumed in the cafeteria of a British Homes Store in Brighton. The memory of the crispy brown batter encasing tender flaky … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel