Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Stereotypes be damned! All I can say is this: the Brits really do know how to show some love.
On Monday I had the most wonderful event with various British bloggers, some of them (Carla from the Crooked Bookshelf; Jenny from Wondrous Reads) I’ve been corresponding with for two years! I can’t tell you how meaningful it was to finally put a face to the sassy voice and font-style, as well as chat with blogger friends both old and new. We drank cocktails out of teacups (God bless the 18-year-old drinking age!) and listened to music by the incredible talented Minnie Birch, the adorably cute and outrageously talented folk trio that composed this Delirium song. We also noshed on delicious cakes and discussed our favorite animals. Some contenders? Manatees, elephants, dolphins, donkeys, and penguins. (My fave? Teacup pigs.)
The next evening, I went off to the Beneden school for the second year in a row, an absolutely gorgeous boarding school nestled in the English country side where the food is delicious and the girls are all absolutely delightful. So delightful, in fact, that I have requested to return next year to teach a week-long creative writing workshop there! I’m crossing my fingers that it pans out.
Now, sadly, I'm SICK!!! Yes, it's true: spending essentially two months in airports/trains/buses/public bathrooms is apparently challenging for the immune system. But it has been worth it!
More updates soon...