Oxford (A Photo Diary)

Dear Reader,

It’s true what the masters say about Oxford. As I cannot put into words as eloquently as the literary greats, I will allow them to do the talking.

“In spite of the roaring of the young lions at the Union, and the screaming of the rabbits in the home of the vivisect, in spite of Keble College, and the tramways, and the sporting prints, Oxford still remains the most beautiful thing in England, and nowhere else are life and art so exquisitely blended, so perfectly made one.”

-Oscar Wilde

DSC01944“The world surely has not another place like Oxford; it is a despair to see such a place and ever to leave it, for it would take a lifetime and more than one to comprehend and enjoy it satisfactorily.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Bath in the Autumn (Photo Diary)

Dear Reader,

If you ever have the chance to go, please do. I loved this place far better than even London. It was full of history, romance, culture, and gelato. Everywhere we walked we saw the charming remnants of ancient stories. I hope you enjoy.

DSC01667“Oh! Who can be ever tired of Bath?”― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

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Early Morning

Motherhood does not come without an assortment of friendly advice. Some of it is useful and applicable though much of it – in my experience, is only nodded at and then stored away somewhere behind the left over birthday napkins from last year. As amusing as it is to list the unwelcome variety, today I am applying my focus to the former. And it’s a good one: Morning Quiet Time.

Finding the inspiration to rouse me from my bed before my children are up is a difficult – if not nearly impossible task but on one particular morning it was worth the effort.

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Sugar & Spice

I love everything about these cookies. The aroma while I am baking them. The simplicity of the recipe, and of course how wonderful they taste with a cup of coffee or milk.

Behold! Sugar & Spice (and everything nice, of course).

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