Visiting Doc Martin

Ohmigosh. I’m going to Cornwall. After traveling nowhere farther away than Harrisonburg for the past year, this is huge. We’d originally talked about visiting England and Scotland in the summer of 2020. Then the pandemic began, and almost all overseas travel was canceled. We told ourselves we’d go in the summer of 2021 instead. ButContinue reading “Visiting Doc Martin”

Reading Challenge: the First Quarter

As of the end of March, I’ve read my way through the first quarter of the 2021 Goodreads reading challenge, and am actually a few books ahead right now. This is a challenge I’ve taken part in since 2015. You set your own goal for how many books you want to read each year. WhenContinue reading “Reading Challenge: the First Quarter”

In Defense of Doc Martin

Have you seen the television series Doc Martin? I love this show. It’s a British series that stars Martin Clunes as a brilliant doctor. He was a top London surgeon until he developed a blood phobia, resulting in his relocation to a quirky seaside village in Cornwall to work instead as a general practitioner. LouisaContinue reading “In Defense of Doc Martin”

Postcards From the World: Deux de France

I know I just posted about a recent Postcrossing card I received. But an envelope that just came in the mail was noteworthy enough to deserve another Postcards From the World mention. The envelope came from France and contained not one but two postcards. They are from Sandra and Olivier, who live together in Alsace.Continue reading “Postcards From the World: Deux de France”

Photo Friday: the Big Easy

This week was Mardi Gras, but pandemic precautions meant the cancellation of the usual parades and parties. That was necessary, but it’s unfortunate. I’ve never actually visited New Orleans for Mardi Gras. But I’ve been to New Orleans on various occasions and I love that city. Of course, I enjoy the music and the food.Continue reading “Photo Friday: the Big Easy”