In a few days I'll be leaving on my trip to England so I've been very busy with the last minute preparations. All of my travel documents have arrived, I was able to take advantage of the drop in the British pound brought on by Brexit, and my packing is well underway.
I won't be posting to my blog while I'm away but when I return I'll have lots of new photos to share, not only from London but also Oxford, Canterbury and a tour through Devon and Cornwall. And I'll tell you about the new play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that officially premieres this weekend (without giving away any secrets, of course). I also plan to track down some of the BFG Dream Jars scattered amongst London's landmarks.
If you're following me on Twitter, I hope to tweet a few photos as time and technology will allow.
Have a wonderful summer. See you in September!
July 18, 2016
July 11, 2016
The third weekend in July is a very special occasion on the Venetian calendar. This is when Festa del Redentore, the Feast of the Redeemer, celebrates the end of a devastating plague that killed 25% of the population of Venice. I first read about the festival in Rosanna Chiofalo's debut novel, Bella Fortuna.
|Redentore Church, Venice|
July 04, 2016
I love to try different foods while visiting other counties. Even within individual European nations there can be so many different regional cuisines. It was a difficult task to narrow my choices down to only five, but here are some of my favourite food moments in France and Italy.
1. Beef Bourguignon in Beaune, France
Home to grazing Charolais cattle and sun-drenched vineyards, the region of Burgundy was the ideal place to try the local specialty, Boeuf Bourguignon.
|Boeuf Bourguignon, Beaune|