Find your relatives at the Old Bailey

Old Bailey Online – The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London’s central criminal court. Want to find an interesting branch of your family tree? Try searching on this new database of criminal records. Anyone involved with trials at the Old Bailey in London (England) between 1674 and 1913 is on this … Continue reading Find your relatives at the Old Bailey

Experience the Real Tuscany

I wrote a blog article for the Tuscany Villas website. Read the article here: Experience the Real Tuscany. This is the first in a four part series about Vacation Rentals in Tuscany. It has been several years since we have been in Tuscany – seems like we have been working through an England obsession on our last few trips – but writing this article brought back to me how much we love Tuscany and I … Continue reading Experience the Real Tuscany

Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford coming to PBS in May

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Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865) wrote the novel “Cranford” (published in 1853), a comic picture of life in an English village in the mid 1800s. She wrote her novels just after Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) novels were written. The first season of Cranford comes to PBS in North America in May (airing May 4, 11, and 18) in three episodes. From the PBS site: “Welcome to Cranford, circa 1840…a rural English town where etiquette rules, … Continue reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford coming to PBS in May

Welcome to Views from the Slow Lane!

Hello Travelers! I have been running my “Views from the Slow Lane” blog for several years on the Slow Travel website, which I used to own and run. I sold the site to Internet Brands last year. I am still part of the Slow Travel community and like what Internet Brands is doing with the site, but I decided to move my blog to my own site. Slow Europe is my current project. Steve and … Continue reading Welcome to Views from the Slow Lane!

Moving from Movable Type to WordPress

Views from the Slow Lane

 I have been using Movable Type to run my blog for years. It is not the simplest blogging system (Blogger wins that award) but I liked the extra features you get, even though you have to work hard for them. The new MT4 release is quite different from earlier releases. I installed it last December then dug in and figured out the template system, the widgets, the style sheets and was pretty happy with it. … Continue reading Moving from Movable Type to WordPress

The Great Slow Travel Gathering in Savannah!

Steve and I, and about 90 other Slow Travelers, are in Savannah, Georgia for a weekend party. Tonight was the pre-event – a cocktail party at the house the organizers rented. What a rush! Only about half our group was there – others arriving tonight and tomorrow – but it was great to see people we have met over our SlowTrav years and meet new people. Steve set up a webcam for us and then … Continue reading The Great Slow Travel Gathering in Savannah!