Obsessing over Shoes: Gaining self-knowledge through packing

Ironing in England.

This post is the second in our England 2015 series.

About four months before our trip — on January 5, to be precise — we bought our plane tickets. “Hooray!” we rejoiced. “It’s really happening!” And I immediately became preoccupied with the questions of what to pack. Continue Reading →

Learning to Crave Tea: Cultivating our appetites for England

Lucy and Rosie collect snails in Wiltshire.

“A pleasure is full-grown only when it is remembered.” — C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

In May 2015 — one year ago this month — our family of four took a two-week trip to England, during which I gathered up an assortment of notes, photos, and memories. Continue Reading →