For a 10 year plus period, starting in 1998, I was lucky enough to fly into Heathrow once or twice a year spending some time in London and other parts of England or Scotland. Watching the Olympic coverage is making me miss my favorite destination, so I am sharing some more London scrap-book pages. These snap shots were taken on Christmas Day 2005 during a lunch cruise on the Thames.
August 8, 2005 was a beautiful today to be in Peterborough England.
We spent most our time inside the “Cathedral Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Andrew Peterborough” — that is a mouth full. However, as I look back it is these outside photos that remind me of how nice the day was.
If you click the link above you will see a list of the 10 things of note at the cathedral. For me, as a reader of historical novels since my late teens, Katherine of Aragon’s grave & Mary Queen of Scots’ former resting place were the spots I headed for first.
I have never gone up in a hot air balloon but when I was growing up a few landed in my uncle’s field. While we used Bristol England as a base for day trips by rail in August 2005 we were able to view many beautiful balloons floating through the sky. It turns out that Bristol hosts an International Balloon Fiesta each August. 2012 is their 34th year.
One morning during our August 2005 trip to England while of walking into the Bristol Temple Station to board an ordinary train we noticed a vintage steam train readying to depart on an excursion. My husband, the train fan, decided we should hang around and watch the old-timer take off.
Time to share another scrapbook page. I pulled a red binder off my shelf and found memories of an August 2005 trip to England. My husband was on a mission to see a number of cathedrals and while there are tons of pictures of them I enjoyed taking shots of the landscape while we traveled mile after mile on trains. These photos include some crops being harvested. I could not figure out what the crop was. If you know, or have an educated guess I am interested in learning.
I’ll be posting more pages from this particular trip in the weeks to come. Until then…
I remember this restaurant as Molly’s Balloon went it first opened. It replaced a clothing shop and at the time there were other places to eat along Hanover’s main street that I preferred. That was back in the mid 1980s. Now the other places I knew are long gone. So while making a day trip to the “Upper Valley” Molly’s is where we stop for lunch these days. It is pretty typical of a New England college town hang out, take your parents establishment. The decor is wise crack comments on wooden plagues, old back and white photos of Dartmouth doings, and other memorabilia.
So when we stopped there this past Sunday I enjoyed a house salad, a cranberry spritzer, and the 4 oz maple glazed salmon with snow peas while my husband had a house salad, a Sam Adams Pale Ale, and a cheeseburger with fries. Because I had no starch I asked if my husband wanted to share a piece of carrot cake with me. Well I am sorry to say I failed to take a photo of the carrot cake but it was a gigantic slice. We both ate all we wanted and still had about half of it left to bring home.
Here are two scrapbook pages from an October 2009 day in Bury St. Edmunds:
After arriving by train we spent some time inside the St Edmundsbury Cathedral followed by a pleasant stroll around the Abbey Gardens.
I am working my way through the scrap-book pages from my September 2009 trip to Scotland. Today I am sharing a couple of photos of the Palace of Holyroodhouse, a photo of the 12th century abbey ruins, plus a shot of “the huge crag, which rises to a height of 822 feet above sea-level” which is part of Holyrood Park and called “Arthur’s Seat“.
As I mentioned yesterday, my husband and I made a day trip to Boston on Sunday. We returned to Summer Shack for a second time and were very pleased with the experience. My appetizer was an item off the specials board, corn fritters with maple syrup. The fitters were on the spicy side but the a deep dunk of each bite into the saucer of mid grade syrup helped balance that fact. The rest of our meal was off the standard menu — with the exception that I was able to sub a side for my grilled shrimp: I opted out of french fries and enjoy a sticky almond coconut rice that was part of an entrée special.