Saturday, September 29, 2007

In the beginning...

Oh, to be in England,
Now that April's there,
And whoever wakes in England
Sees some morning, unaware,
That the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf,
Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf
While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England—now.
-- Robert Browning, Home Thoughts from Abroad

I’m so glad you’ve decided to join me for a tour of England! If you would like the full “England effect,” you’ll have to go make yourself a cup of tea.

If you don’t have time to take the grand tour, following the post archive on the left will navigate you to specific places. Also, labels at the ends of posts will take you to other entries with those same keywords.

Note: To enlarge any of the pictures, just click on them. Some of them just don't look as good when they're small!

I’ve set up the traveblogue so that you can start at the top and read the posts in order. You can click on "older posts" at the bottom of the page you've just finished reading in order to go to the next day.


Why England? Our family lived in England for 3 ½ years while my father was in the military, but we haven’t been back since 1995. We thought it was high time to visit again, and college graduation for my sister last year and for me this past year proved the perfect excuse. Also, my sister and I delight in all things English – literature, music, movies, tea, British accents! Presumably you also like those things if you are reading this.

So sit back, put up your feet, and prepare for a three-week tour of England. We began our journey in London…