Traveling Moments

Well, we’ve been home from England for exactly one month now, and I’m pretty sure that half of you think we didn’t even go. Of the whole ten pictures we’ve put up of our trip, we could have just superimposed our faces on pictures from the internet and not gone at all…

We really did go, though. And I think the further the distance I have away from the trip, the more I appreciate it. It was a wonderful trip. A perfect trip. And it happened at the perfect time in our lives.

Marc has said he will try and do a post this weekend about the next leg in our journey, which is Warwick, Chris and Toni’s, and Oxford. Marc’s poor mom has been anxiously awaiting pictures and stories from our trip and we have just not had time to get them up. Sorry Mom V.

I’m at a loss for how to go about giving an account of our trip. The other day I started a post on all of the ways we “got around” on the holiday — talking about rental cars, first class international flights, and walking, walking, walking, but Flickr died on me. That one will get done eventually. And I’m also thinking of doing one about all the scarves I wore while in Europe and how I’m so happy to be at a place in my life where I feel confident enough to wear scarves.

In the meantime, I thought I would put up some pictures of our time in Bath. For some reason when I think about the trip, I always think about our days in Bath — all of the walking we did around those old streets, never quite figuring out our way around them (even with a map), all of the interesting shops and the beautiful architecture, and just being free and with no schedule, able to do things like have a frozen lemonade and strawberry cupcake for lunch while we listen to street performers play in the Abbey courtyard. I loved our days in Bath. Here are just a few reasons why:

More pictures from the trip can be found over at Marc’s flickr account here.

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11 Responses to Traveling Moments

  1. Lisa says:

    I bought my first scarf a couple wks ago. Still haven’t worn it, but at least now I can say that I own one.

  2. Toni says:

    That’s good reminders, Dixie – Bath is one of our favourite cities too.

    BTW what’s the issue with scarves? If they fit with the clothes, they’re good at any age over here.

  3. Marc says:

    It’s interesting, Toni, to notice the subtle differences in style between cultures. I noticed, for instance, that very few men over there have facial hair (and even fewer had full beards). Now, that might appear to be the case relative to the school I’m at, where beards are all the rage among the students–but even people that looked to be about my age or younger were not sporting beards.

    Also, many people over there wear converse all-stars shoes–many more than do here.

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  4. Dixie says:

    For me the scarf seems to just shout “LOOK AT ME I’M WEARING A SCARF!” I’ve always liked the look of them — they do seem very European — but always felt like it (I) would be really noticeable if I wore one.

    I’ve gotten used to it now, though. I think it was seeing Johanna wear one in Surrey a couple years ago. She looked so good in it — so sophisticated but comfortable. After that, I figured I would try to be brave enough to do it. Now I like them because they hide my belly. 🙂

  5. Kylee-Anne says:

    Those pictures are so beautiful.

  6. Toni says:

    I think they’re a nice accessory for a woman to add to her outfit if it works. Muted and classic clothes with a bright scarf can be so effective, and if you have a slightly plunging neckline that you want to draw attention from then again, a scarf will help balance things up. The functionality doesn’t do any harm either if the weather is cool.

    I didn’t once see a scarf anywhere NEAR your belly. 😉

    Interestingly I’ve sometimes worn a buff to keep my neck warm when the weather’s cool. One of our white African friends commented as if I was doing it for show, which struck me as odd at the time, but makes more sense in the light of your post. I tease them for wearing thick fleece jackets in summer.

    Marc – guys your age mostly don’t have full beards, although if there had been students around then you’d have had a different idea. Beards aren’t fashionable here but some of us wear them regardless. I can’t comment on the converse, but there is an outlet shop in Bicester village.

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  8. Angela says:

    Love reading about your trip (and seeing pictures)! …and I miss scarves….should have brought some with me here 🙂

  9. rebs says:

    Such beautiful pictures!

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