Travel

The Lake District

Our journey to the Lake District began with a stop in Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage. A beautifully maintained home, it contained many artefacts that had originally belonged to the poet and his sister, including, amusingly, his coffee grinder, and significantly, a table around which he and Coleridge had conferred on matters lyrical and otherwise. From there,… Continue reading The Lake District

Travel

An Unexpected Journey

Wordsworth would be proud. Actually, perhaps I have more commiseration with Bilbo Baggins’ unexpected journey than the Poet Laureate’s planned excursions. I didn’t wake up this morning ready to go on an adventure. I barely dragged myself out of bed in time for breakfast, then sat through the meal contemplating my day. Should I stay… Continue reading An Unexpected Journey