Adventures in England 3 – Oxford

Ah, Oxford, one of my favourite places in the world. Full of literary tidbits and treasures for the bibliophile and general book lover alike. From Bath we took the train, transferring at one point, travelling with my parents and their friends from abroad. Some cabbed from Oxford Station to the inn with the luggage while the rest of us walked, though we took the least scenic route to get there. Even so, it was a nice walk and wasn’t long […]

Adventures in England 2 – Bath

Leaving London saw us up very early, before breakfast was even ready, getting a bus to Victoria Station before walking a little bit to Victoria Coach Station (not the same place, fair warning) for a bus to Bath. The bus was delayed twice on the road by sudden accidents or diversions, so three hours was closer to four, but we eventually made it. Getting off at Spa Station, we walked the short jaunt to the water where we were staying […]

Adventures in England 1 – London

“There and back again…”* Nearly four years after my one other time being to England, I returned with Boyface to meet up with my parents, doing a very similar trip to the one I’d done before. But while we were meeting with family and friends, we altered our own itinerary to suit our shorter availability and personal needs. And by that I mean we started in London for a few days, just the two of us, finally getting a much […]

Book & Travel Pairing – England

As a native English speaker, and one who studied English literature at that, reading books that come from England, are set there, or have been written by an English author is not exactly a stretch. Even without meaning to there are plenty that could be read in an English class, a book club, or just as a random selection. And even if you disregard Shakespeare, Lewis, Carroll, Tolkien, the canonical oldies that nearly everyone has had a picking from (plus […]