England Day 6: So much Beatles, part 1 1

England Day 6: So much Beatles, part 1

On our first (and only) full day in Liverpool, I had booked us several Beatle tours. I mean, this was my big chance to see all the Beatle things, or as much as I could cram in. Though there are a lot of different tours, I knew I definitely wanted to see Paul and John’s childhood homes – and the … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - December 2018

What I Was Up To – December 2018

I just read a sad article about a woman whose child has leukemia and about funerals for friends of a friend, and I needed to cheer myself up, so here is December. I rarely have luck catching wild shinies in Pokemon, so I was pretty psyched for this “couch catch” from home: Ok, this one is pretty shiny. The Amish … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To - November 2018

What I Was Up To – November 2018

So I’m only 3 months behind (!) on my “what I was up to” posts, and significantly more behind on specific posts about travel and other big stuff. So I thought I would tick off November, while we’re in the midst of our Aug/Sept England trip. November 1, and my fav tree is looking pretty sharp. After living in Maryland … Continue Reading →


England Day 5: Liverpool, part 2

England Day 5: Liverpool, part 2

On our first day in Liverpool, we hit a John and Yoko exhibit at the Museum of Liverpool, thanks to a rec from a friend. They had all kinds of special memorabilia, some of which I never expected to see. The exhibit was definitely way Yoko-heavy, but she curated it, so there you go. So, John met Yoko, at the … Continue Reading →


England Day 5: Liverpool, part 1

England Day 5: Liverpool, part 1

After the Harry Potter exhibit, Jasmin dropped us at our hotel, which was walking distance to the Watford Junction train station, and we had to stay goodbye. She was an awesome host, and I very much enjoyed her cosy little apartment and getting to spend time with her – and seeing her and her namesake together. We crashed at the … Continue Reading →


England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 2

England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 2

Here’s Part 2 of the Harry Potter Studio tour – some of the outdoor stuff! It was here that we took some of my favorite pictures, so I’m just gonna lead with those. They had the covered bridge from the movies – obviously it wasn’t high up in the air, but right on the ground. It’s really ornate though, and … Continue Reading →


England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 1

England Day 4: Harry Potter Studio Tour, part 1

We spent the afternoon of our fourth day hitting the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which was super exciting. I had no idea what to expect, and we had a baby in tow. But as it turns out, minus one short video at the start of the tour, the whole thing is very kid and baby friendly (and the movie they … Continue Reading →


England: Day 4, Bletchley Park

On our fourth day, we started the day with a little Moana. Then we got dressed and hung out with Auntie Jasmin: And then we headed to nearby… Bletchley Park! Bletchley Park is, of course, the secret complex where British WWII codebreaking took place. Alan Turing was one of the main geniuses behind so much of it and then he … Continue Reading →


England: Day 3, Oxford, part 2

One of my fav books is The Royal We, written by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (the FUG girls). It’s basically RPF (real person fic) of Kate and Wills, except it’s Bex (an American!) and Nick, and how they fall in love when she’s an Oxford exchange student. It’s remarkably well researched for such a thinly veiled story. They made … Continue Reading →


England Day 3: Oxford, part 1 1

England Day 3: Oxford, part 1

On our 3rd day in England, we headed to Oxford for the day. We had a car, but you can’t easily drive into Oxford and park there, but there are park and ride lots, so we just parked there and and hopped a bus into town. Easy! Fortunately we had Jasmin there to help us figure it all out. Here’s … Continue Reading →


England Day 2: Blenheim Palace

England Day 2: Blenheim Palace

Our second day in England, we woke up, gave peanut a bottle and got some snuggles in. Jasmin’s pull out couch was actually really comfortable, and we slept well. After breakfast, we headed out to Blenheim Palace. It is, I believe, the only non royal palace in England. The land was gifted to the Duke of Marlborough and both Princess … Continue Reading →


Work Baby Shower redux

I just found some photos of my work baby shower, which was awesome and Beatles themed, and so thoughtfully done. For some reason, I downloaded the pics taken and then managed to never look at them. I guess I got busy! But the pics turned out so nice, I wanted to post them! I think they were all taken by … Continue Reading →