Simple Scones

Yesterday was a grey and awful day. The kind where I still have fleeting second thoughts about leaving the California sunshine for England and her dreich weather. (Dreich is a wonderful Scottish word that I picked up from my good friend Andy. It means bleak & dreary and is fun to say.) Dreich days call …

Wreaths

Armistice Day Wreath

Like many English market towns, a standout feature of our high street is the war memorial. Ours is right near the entrance to the Church of St Peter and I regularly walk past when running errands.  Right now, it’s absolutely covered in red poppies. There’s a man selling paper poppies in front of the grocery …

Hats

Pumpkin Hat!

It’s Finally Fall! Or “autumn” as they say here, which doesn’t have that nice alliteration. It’s time for sweaters (jumpers), cozy hats, boots, and sticky sweet pumpkin flavo(u)red coffee drinks (which might exist here, but we don’t have a Starbucks and I don’t drink coffee, so I really have no idea.) Some friends (across the …