Our Lady

· Mourning the Notre Dame fire in Paris · There are few events these days that garners the same response from everyone. In a hyper-polarized culture, there are often several interpretations of events and even tragedies rather than a collective response. When the 850 year old Notre Dame de Paris caught fire Monday night, we saw … More Our Lady

Ye Olde England

· Enchanting scenes of England gone by · Tourists often stick to London when they visit England, but some of the most charming places in England are outside of the vibrant city. Don’t get me wrong, I love London. But it’s also absolutely worth venturing out to see all that England has to offer. Here, … More Ye Olde England

Places of Fiction: Edward Rutherfurd’s London: The Novel

· Exploring the world through words · I know I’m not the first person to fall in love with London. The English city has been captivating people for over 2000 years and thanks to movies, TV shows, and books, there are some who fall in love with it without ever visiting. For those of us … More Places of Fiction: Edward Rutherfurd’s London: The Novel

Hamming It Up

· Exploring a National Trust property in Richmond · Down the Thames from central London, lies the lovely suburb of Richmond. Originally founded by Henry VII, the suburb features picturesque Georgian townhomes, a bustling town, and a sprawling historic deer park. Easily reached by Tube, Overground, or train, the historic little town is well worth a visit. And just down the river … More Hamming It Up

Winter at Wimpole

· Exploring a National Trust property in East Anglia · The United Kingdom is one of the most underrated countries. Like Ireland, it has rolling green hills, small mountains, rugged coastlines, and picturesque rivers. However, its beauty is often overlooked as tourists head to London and London only. While we are the last people to say anything bad about … More Winter at Wimpole

Pub Primer

· Exploring the magic of the English pub · For hundreds of years pubs have been the centerpiece of British life. The pub is where communities have long come together to socialize, conduct business, and relax. While they may no longer hold quite the place they once did, it is still where many finish their days. … More Pub Primer