Travel: United Kingdom (Scotland & England 2022)

This past July, I spent 20 days traveling in the United Kingdom. I spent a few days in England, and the rest in Scotland. If you've been following along for awhile, you might be thinking, "Scotland, again??" This was my third time traveling to Scotland. If you can't tell, I've kind of fallen in love … Continue reading Travel: United Kingdom (Scotland & England 2022)

Supporting Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova

Northern Moldova, July 2017 It's been a while since I've written anything here, but I wanted to share a few things. First, and foremost, I want to provide some information about the situation in Moldova. Since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Moldova has suddenly become a place that everyone has heard of. This is … Continue reading Supporting Ukrainian Refugees in Moldova

Travel: Adirondacks (+ Mini Life Update)

A couple of weeks ago, my parents and I took a very short trip up into the Adirondack Mountains (which is just a 4-hour drive from where we live). I'll get to that trip in a minute, but when I logged onto my blog this morning, I also realized it has been over a year … Continue reading Travel: Adirondacks (+ Mini Life Update)

Some of My Favorite World War II Historical Fiction Books

As we enter the third month of self-isolation here in upstate New York, I've tried to find some balance between working from home and doing some of the things I enjoy. As a teacher, I'm working fairly long hours as we do distance learning, mostly online. It hasn't been the easiest adjustment going from being … Continue reading Some of My Favorite World War II Historical Fiction Books

Christmas in Scotland

Last fall, I spent about 10 days in Scotland on my first solo trip overseas. I thoroughly enjoyed that trip (you can read all about it here), so I was thrilled when my sister suggested that our family spend Christmas there this year. We emphatically said, "yes!". This trip was different from my first in … Continue reading Christmas in Scotland