This is the part where you get to be even more jealous of me: Stratford (and Newark Park House) 2

This is the part where you get to be even more jealous of me: Stratford (and Newark Park House)
Yes. Not only am I surrounded by delicious biscuits and all the milky tea I can drink, yesterday I went to Stratford. And saw the Royal Shakespeare Company perform Hamlet. (And also went to Shakespeare’s birthplace, which was cool too.) Then today I went to the Newark Park House, which is just ridiculously beautiful. Ready ...

A Brunel Kind of Day 3

It was another day for tourist things, this time closer to home, in Bristol. We started out at the Avon Gorge, so I could look at the pretty rocks. The pretty rocks are mostly Carboniferous limestones and a bit of sandstones. Apparently there are fossils, but I never got near enough to the limestones to ...

A day amongst the ruins. 1

A day amongst the ruins.
We did a lot of touristy things today, in Wales. We started with Tintern Abbey – we tried to see it in 2011, but it was raining. And raining. And raining some more. In Wales, I know. Who would have thought? Tintern Abbey is an absolutely beautiful ruin. The scale is fantastic. Being able to ...

A relaxing day in Cambridge

Spent today bumming around Cambridge with our friend Dan. We’ve now hit the pub by his place (the Green Dragon) twice for dinner, and it’s been pretty good both time. There is this thing they do that involves a steak covered with cheese and we really don’t need to get more deeply into it than ...

Liveblog of the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas Special

Yes, I am in England, which means I get to see it before most of my friends HAHAHAHA Needles to say, SPOILERS. 1715 Snowflakes with sharp teeth. This feels so Nightmare Before Christmas! 1715 When an evil snowman with the voice of Sir Ian McKellen asks a creepy loner if he wants help, magical things ...

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

So, it actually stopped raining for about an hour and a half, which is amazing. I know I like to give the UK a lot of shit about being rainy and having no sun or blue sky, but this year has been kind of ridiculous and now I’m regretting all that teasing I’ve done. But ...