Find your relatives at the Old Bailey

Old Bailey OnlineĀ – 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

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!