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Pooh Corner, 100 Acre Wood

A Walk to Pooh Corner {England} (24/48)

[pe2-image src=”http://lh6.ggpht.com/-dr3gneNVUf0/U_opFkhxpLI/AAAAAAAAcJY/F6ckr56RZNo/s144-c-o/14%252520-%25252013.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/8241402#6051194225007109298″ caption=”14 – 13″ type=”image” alt=”14 – 13″ ] On our way home this summer, three of the kids and I were camping at Aldenham Country Park for Blogstock, a blogging festival. The kids discovered that Winnie the Pooh’s home was just behind the field where we were staying, and they could not …

london, thames river cruise, cousins take europe

Snapshots of London with Kids

[pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-pieC8gDc3P4/U-SNJ78I9nI/AAAAAAAAZUo/avslENdfx_U/s144-c-o/IMG_0710.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/201407CousinsTakeEuropeII#6045111801686324850″ caption=”Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset” type=”image” alt=”IMG_0710.JPG” ] When Simon, Ben and I left Aberdeen at the beginning of July with Peter and Whitney and our cousins, we stopped first in London. It was the boys’ first trip to London, and so we had a list full of what we hoped …

Snapshots of London from the Thames

Snapshots of London from the Thames On a recent visit to London, we booked a river cruise with City Cruises. I love walking along the Thames in London, so I thought it would be fun to get out on the river and enjoy the sights from a different perspective. Also, I knew we would have …

A Story about Westminster Abbey

A Story about Westminster Abbey She stood at the end of a row of empty seats, searching the arriving crowd with anticipation. She would wave when she saw them, familiar faces in the crowd of mostly tourists come to hear the Eucharist sung in one of the most glorious, most celebrated cathedrals in the world. …

From the London Eye, England, Ten Days in the UK

Snapshots of London

I am back in London this week so I thought it would be fun to share just a few of my favorite photos from my last trip to London with Mary Polly. Our big splurge was riding The London Eye (super pricey at 20 pounds per person), but we got some very fun shots from …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 5}

            Day 5 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Wooler to Lindisfarne From the moment we received our itinerary, the last day of our journey along St Cuthbert’s Way loomed large with its big number 18 in the mileage chart. Before we ever left home, I was harboring doubt about whether I …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 4}

Day 4 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Kirk Yetholm to Wooler Anna and I knew we would be walking some in the rain along St Cuthbert’s Way, mainly because over the half the walk is in Scotland. And if there’s one thing I have learned about Scotland in the last year, it’s that you can count …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 3}

Day 3 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Morebattle to Kirk Yetholm On our third day of walking we confirmed one thing for certain. When it came to estimating how long it would take us to finish a day’s walking, we were absolute rubbish. On our first day, we’d predicted 5:30pm and were two hours off. The …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 2}

Day 2 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Harestanes to Morebattle “Our guidebook says we only have to go 10 miles today.” “The printout from Macs says it’s only 9.” “Well, that’ll be a cake walk after yesterday!” “Easy peasy!” Anna had figured out with her FitBit that the previous day we had managed to turn what …

St Cuthbert's Way

St Cuthbert’s Way Journal {Day 1}

Day 1 of St Cuthbert’s Way: Melrose to Harestanes We laid our waterproof pants out the night before in anticipation of the rain, which was still falling when we woke up in Melrose. We pulled on all our gear, packed up our bag and left our comfortable room a little reluctantly. However, Sheila had made …

Snapshots of Durham, England, Durham Cathedral, Romanesque Architecture

Snapshots of Durham, England

Snapshots of Durham, England for Instagram Travel Thursday Whenever someone mentions Durham in a room full of people in the UK, at least one person makes a reverent oohing sound. Ahh, Durham. Yes, you must see Durham. So when we heard that Taido was slated to speak at a conference at Durham University, the rest …

A Story about My Sister, Cairns, Holy Island, St Cuthberts Way, Lindisfarne

A Story about My Sister

My sister has an uncanny ability to accomplish whatever she sets her mind to. She does not waste a lot of time on the what ifs. She pushes forward and deals with problems as they come. It’s not that she thinks everything will always run smoothly and be perfect. She anticipates that there will be …

Snapshots of Yellow Fields, Rapeseed Fields, British Countryside, St Cuthberts Way

Snapshots of Yellow

A little yellow in my life makes me smile. On a cloudy spring day, this yellow rapeseed can almost take the place of the sunshine for me. Even in the pouring rain, I will stop for a spot of yellow. Glimpsed far away or along the River Tweed, these fields have been grabbing my attention …

Whitby Beach Walk England, Walking with Children, #48walks

Whitby Beach Walk {England} (14/48)

[pe2-image src=”http://lh3.ggpht.com/-mt12xOuzhL0/U1USHW18QcI/AAAAAAAALZI/wPl-kdTQZ64/s144-c-o/DSCF0973-PANO.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/BeachWalkInWhitbyEngland#6004725595768635842″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF0973-PANO.jpg” ] I mentioned last week that we ended a day of exploring North Yorkshire by playing in the North Sea in Whitby. [pe2-image src=”http://lh5.ggpht.com/-TMOt3vgfLuI/U1USHRH-f0I/AAAAAAAALZg/jL1JV6XLH18/s144-c-o/DSCF0955.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/BeachWalkInWhitbyEngland#6004725594233667394″ caption=”” type=”image” alt=”DSCF0955.JPG” ] The kids love to play in the sand no matter what the temperatures are, so I wandered around taking pictures …

Roseberry Topping Walk, Walking with Children, North Yorkshire, North York Moors

Roseberry Topping Walk (13/48)

Climbing Roseberry Topping in North Yorkshire, England for #13 of #48walks I noticed a subtle difference between walking in North Yorkshire and walking in Aberdeenshire. The air was just a few degrees warmer and the fields a slightly brighter shade of green. The kids and I found this walk that was just a few miles …

Roseberry Topping, Snapshots of England, North Yorkshire, North York Moors

Snapshots of North Yorkshire, England

We’ve been in North Yorkshire this week because Taido was presenting and attending a conference in Durham. Cole’s at camp, so I’ve just had three in tow as we explored on our own. Our favorite day was spent in North York Moors National Park. We went for a walk in the morning up a big …

Snapshots of London, Bicycles in London

Snapshots of London

A few weeks ago I arrived in rainy London on a rainy Friday in order to attend a dinner for a blogging project I am very excited about. (More to come on this.) After a cup of tea with Tina at a darling farm store near the airport, I took the train to Victoria and …

Lake District, England, United Kingdom, Cumbria

Hiking in England: Lake District

 [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-Ia-mThc5L7g/UpRzW0JsSLI/AAAAAAAAEf8/7nG75HcOK0w/s144-c-o/IMG_3025.JPG” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/100212479652479288017/LakeDistrictHikingTrails#5950507843456878770″ caption=”Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset” type=”image” alt=”IMG_3025.JPG” pe2_single_image_size=”w559″ pe2_single_video_size=”w559″ ] Family Hiking in the Lake District While we were in the Lake District, we did five different walks together as a family. All of our walks were fairly “lightweight” compared to what many of the other hillwalkers we met were doing, …

London Eye

Snapshots of London

Going to London for just a few days is like choosing to have only a piece of pie at Thanksgiving Dinner. On one hand, it feels ridiculous to have such a small sampling of a massive table of culinary delights. But on the other hand, if you can only have a taste, you might as …