Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oh my gosh, guys

I bought my ticket to London. *faints*

7 comments:

DebD said...

How exciting!!

Pam H. said...

Will you remain in London, or travel a bit? I liked the Lake District (tho' it'll be a bit cold this time of year), and if you can, you must see Tintern Abbey. I can't describe it - it's heavenly. And if you like gardens, Sissinghurst (in Kent, just an hour or two east of London) is fabulous. Better than Kew, which is wonderful.

Enjoy!!

MaureenE said...

Deb, yes it's really exciting!

Pam, I don't leave until January, so we'll see how the weather is then. :D I do plan to travel, although I'll be based in London. I'd really love to make it to Wales, also Hampshire (Austen country). The Lake District would be another place to visit, but we'll see if I can make it that far away in the time I have. Thanks for the suggestions! I'll keep them in mind.

Pam H. said...

I've not seen Hampshire. Sissinghurst is the garden belonging to Vita Sackville-West, who was a famous gardener (wrote a column in the paper about it), in addition to being a novelist and a friend of Virgiia Woolf. (I was on quite a Virginia Woolf kick, some 20 years ago. Read all her novels, many bios, and essays, so it had extra meaning.) The garden truly is beautiful - her husband was very mathematical and structured; he laid out the plans very rigidly, and she planted with wild abandon. The combination of the two attitutes is amazing.

MaureenE said...

That does sound quite amazing! I'll have to look them up.

Jess said...

I followed a comment you made at Bookshelves of Doom, and not to sound weird, but you sound an awful lot like my college self (um, all of 6 years ago). Orthodox, check. Books, check. Spending a semester in London, check. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful trip - it's a GREAT place to live, and so many things to see close by. Go to Cornwall if you can, and Scotland, and - okay, I'll shut up now :)

MaureenE said...

Hi Jess! No, that doesn't sound weird. :) I've got a couple of non-Orthodox twins--i.e., we think very much alike and read a lot of the same books. I'd love to go to Cornwall. I believe the program I'm going with will include an extended weekend trip to Scotland. Thanks for the tips! I'm making a list of places to go while I'm there. Hopefully it doesn't get too long.