The Scones Tour
London: Science Museum
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.
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
Oxford University Press.
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.
Can fictional characters leave ghosts?
Lake District: Crinkle Crags
After a bracing English breakfast we spend the day on the fells.
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.