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Virtual Tour of England, V

Virtual Tour of England, V

In the final segment of this virtual tour of England, I went north. The drive from Ludlow to York is approximately three hours and twenty minutes. York is a medieval town preserved because the local government chose not to put the train station in the center of town....

Virtual Tour of England, IV

Virtual Tour of England, IV

I continued my faux journey to stop at Berkhamsted, where Cecily of York, Richard III’s mom spent her late years, and then on to the medieval town and castle of Ludlow. Cecily’s sons were raised in this castle. The drive from Fotheringay to Berkhamsted is...

Virtual England Tour, III

Virtual England Tour, III

I continue my virtual trip, leaving London for Fotheringay Castle, the place where Richard III was born and later Mary Queen of Scots was executed. It’s supposedly an hour-and-fifty-minute drive from Heathrow airport to the area. I chose a ramble from the nearby town...

Virtual England Tour, II

Virtual England Tour, II

My virtual trip of England started in London. I’ve been to London many times, and I have my favorites there. I wonder if the “Greek tapas” place where I love to eat before a play at Shakespeare’s Globe is still there. And it will be a long time before people can crowd...

Virtual England Tour, I

Virtual England Tour, I

This is the time of year that my husband and I like to travel. The weather is nice in the U.S. and Europe, and children are starting school. Sites aren’t crowded. Our last trip, however, was to Barcelona and Lisbon last February, before the lockdown. We saw beautiful...

What Are You Reading?

What Are You Reading?

What are you reading? What are you doing in your spare time? We still have some rainy days here in suburban Chicago, and some days I am inside a lot. I have been working on an old needlepoint that I bid on at a charity auction for my sons’ preschool years ago. It’s a...

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