#Walk1000Miles

Trail into Bridport

The UK magazine Country Walking runs a challenge to walk 1000 miles in a year. This year Steve and I decided to join in. 1000 miles works out to 2.73 miles per day or about 20 miles per week. It doesn’t sound like much, but if you miss a day or two those miles pile up. Do you remember that episode of the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy where Lucy and Ethel start work … Continue reading #Walk1000Miles

American Small Town vs English Village

A street in Painswick

Lately I have been thinking about the differences between small town USA, where we used to live, and a village in the Cotswolds, where we live now. I have been comparing my daily life here and to my life in the US. The differences are not big, but there are differences and I think they are caused by the way the towns and villages are situated here. The physical layout of this place affects how … Continue reading American Small Town vs English Village

Walking to Minch

Minchinhampton, Cotswolds

The weather has been wonderful for over a week. There was a bit of rain last night, but before that our last rain was a week ago Monday in London. I don’t even bother bringing my rain jacket on hikes. But this changes tomorrow and I am ready for some rain. I am reading a great book: Sebastian Faulks “Engleby” (2007). I am knitting mittens – trying the knitting them flat pattern vs. knitting in … Continue reading Walking to Minch