Cornwall Question Mark

The United Kingdom released its revised pandemic travel restrictions today, and they don’t help us at all! We’re planning an October trip to Britain — specifically southern Wales, Cornwall, and a few other spots in southwestern England. When we booked, we knew the U.K. had travel restrictions in place, requiring Americans to quarantine for tenContinue reading “Cornwall Question Mark”

Travel Plans, Past and Present

Nine years ago today I was packing to embark on one of the best trips ever. I traveled to Italy, and everything about it was magnificent. The first week was part of a tour of Tuscany set up with a professional association I belong to. There were only seven of us on the trip, andContinue reading “Travel Plans, Past and Present”

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”

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”