It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Hello dear Friends & Family: 

I took this photo yesterday on a trip to Bodiam Castle in the Sussex countryside. The lovely spring weather made the visit even more of a fairytale, and I imagined my six year-old self racing up and down the circular stone staircases, chasing the other children of the house, wondering what manner of contusions I'd sustain if I faultered. I'm guessing head injuries and broken teeth were simply a fact of 14th Century life.

A few things have taken priority over getting this blog out every other week. But I just wanted to check in to say I'm still here, life is good, and eventually I'll resume telling you about how much I love English fast food and what we do when mud season ends.

Until then, smile at a stranger, let your kids watch an extra five minutes of TV, buy a book and stay in touch. 

Love, Karin