Saturday, 2 October 2010

(Sort of) Normal Service Is Resumed

Ho, hum - back to good old 'Blighty', complete with rain and grey skies :-(

Farewell to the beautiful New England colours and glorious scenery.....and 'hello' to wet and windy Warwickshire. It will take some getting used to but at least I have very pleasant memories of a wonderful stay with K and O (will have to go on a diet after all the wonderful food O produced! ;-) )

This jaunt had a sort of literary feel to it: visited Louisa May Alcott's house in Concord (R loves 'Little Women') and the House of Seven Gables (another R favourite, imortalised by Nathaniel Hawthorne) plus, had to check out that Matt Hilton had got a real flavour of Maine in his latest book, 'Cut and Run'! (just about spot-on I'd say!

Like home, this holiday involved both books and beer - from home-brew to local ales - and a drink in 'Cheers!' in Boston ;-p

Until the rest of the photos get sorted out (my camera jammed the first day there >:-( ) you'll have to make do with this piccie taken on my phone at Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

...and we're already planning a return visit, this time taking in Prince Edward Island (books, again - 'Anne of Green Gables' - another R favourite! The things you do to indulge your kids, eh? ;-) )


  1. Sounds like you guys had a great time. Can't wait to see the pix. I've only been to Maine once in my life though I live on the northeast coast. I loved it. Great food, gorgeous scenery.
    Definitely one of the more beautiful areas of the U.S.

  2. Hope you had a great time (It seems to have passed in a flash). Good to see you back.