Muse Paintbar – Paint Your Pet Night

This weekend, Nick and I went to a "Paint Your Pet" session at Muse Paintbar here in Charlottesville.  I've been dying to try them out ever since the studio opened up last year--drinks and painting... what's not to love?  Neither of us are very artistically inclined so we weren't expecting much from our masterpieces, and … Continue reading Muse Paintbar – Paint Your Pet Night

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Carter Mountain Orchard

While I continue to ponder yesterday's conundrum, I thought I'd go ahead and start posting about what we're up to in the meantime, otherwise it'll all pass by and I'll forget or get wrapped up in something else (like my new obsession with revamping old furniture... watch this space). Last weekend, N and I ventured … Continue reading Carter Mountain Orchard

Humans of Central Appalachia

I think it's fair to say I've been fairly busy lately.  Between a nightmare inducing time at work, dealing with visa stuff, cranking out the odd book review, bingeing on brilliant podcasts and books as well as coordinating everyday life so we don't go without food and clean clothes, I've been spending my time doing … Continue reading Humans of Central Appalachia

spa London, York Hall

If you've been reading TLD for a while, you'll know I'm a big fan of spa London.  They're a great, affordable and really friendly spa chain in London.  I've been to the Wimbledon location quite a few times now for treatments and also to relax in the thermal spa area. Last week, Gail from their … Continue reading spa London, York Hall

‘The universe is made of stories, not atoms’ — Muriel Rukeyser

In my most recent Book Wrap Up, I mentioned my recent re-addiction to podcasts. I say re-addiction because, I when I first downloaded iTunes in 2003, I was hooked on podcasts like crack.  My favourites at the time were Jim Harold’s Paranormal Podcast, Hometown Tales (which sadly isn’t around anymore), The Seanachai (defunct too) and … Continue reading ‘The universe is made of stories, not atoms’ — Muriel Rukeyser

Steph (and N) go to… Meatopia!!!!

I'm still working on the (mega) post wrapping up our amazing trip to Seville.  In the meantime, feast your eyes on what N and I did yesterday...  Oh, oh friends.  N and I have been waiting for this day for months... me even longer than that as I bought the tickets as a surprise for … Continue reading Steph (and N) go to… Meatopia!!!!

Anniversary Night Out

So last Thursday was our 5th wedding anniversary and we decided to make a night of it.  And what a night it was!  London has so many amazing things on offer--places to eat, things to do and shows to see. For dinner, which was N's choice, we went Spanish and headed for Brindisa in Soho. … Continue reading Anniversary Night Out