Travel: England

The Scones Tour

Time for tea.

Damson Lane

I was surprised that the trees were still not leafed out so late in spring.

English Public Footpaths

In England public footpaths designate a legally protected right of way across private lands.

Nantwich

A stroll around the old market town of Nantwich.

Mobberley

Present and past.

Field of Rape

English summer. Related to turnips but a variety grown for its seed, rapeseed, which produces a high-quality vegetable oil. These turnip greens were the plant Rapunzel’s mother coveted during her pregnancy (hence Rapunzel’s name, little turnip girl)…a not unusual craving even among the non-pregnant in cold countries where the first greens of spring (such as dandelions) provided vitamins lacking in a winter diet. In the 1970s Canadians came up with

Cranford

Cranford.
Elizabeth Gaskell.
Oxford University Press.
ISBN 0-19-283209-3
Originally published as a series of stories between 1851 and 1853, and then as a book in 1853. This edition includes an excellent introduction, a chronology of Elizabeth Gaskell’s life, and an essential section of explanatory notes.

Castle Howard

Can fictional characters leave ghosts?

Whitby

To Whitby to see where Dracula lurked in England.

Lake District: Crinkle Crags

After a bracing English breakfast we spend the day on the fells.

Haworth

Treading in the footsteps of the Brontes.

Little Moreton Hall

An afternoon at England’s best example of Tudor timber-framed manor. Discover a new food.

Mobberley: The Church Inn

Our neighborhood pub in its 6th century of operation.

Knutsford

Through the Marble Arch.

Lake District: Great Langdale

From the fells and dales, perfect English countryside.