Category Archives: England

Getting Closer

My book is with beta readers so now I wait to hear what they have to say. I’ve gotten some feedback already so it goes in the hopper for me to cogitate. Once I get all my input, I’ll see about making changes. The next step is finding an editor.

Entering Bergen, Norway at sunrise

Our trip in June was a marvelous respite from focusing on my book. All the sights were wonderful. The spectacular beauty of Norway, mystical Stonehenge and seeing King Lear at the Globe theatre in London were a few of the highlights. The architecture in Spain inspired me to get out my paints, which I will soon. Windmills in the Netherlands, the medieval town of Bruges and a return to Honfleur in France rounded out the trip.

During our stay in Paris in 2015, Tim and I went to Honfleur for a couple of days. I painted while Tim explored the town. This time I got to see much more and I loved it. We ate at the same café because they had treated us so well during our last visit. One place I found during last visit needed a repeat, Caramels du Normandie. Yes, a shop devoted to caramels.

While we were in Norway, I looked up an old friend who had moved there after college. Forty years had sped by since I last saw Dave so I was a little unsure about contacting him. I found his website and sent him an email. He invited us to dinner at his home in Oslo for a typical Norwegian meal. We dined on salad and prawns on bread spread with a horseradish or cocktail sauce. A special joy comes from connecting with old friends, we were both glad I sent that email.

Undredal, Norway