Category Archives: Pen and Ink

Have you ever taken a nap with your eyes open?

That’s pretty much what sketching was like today. I was gently focused on what I was doing, and at some point I thought. “Yeah, I think I’m done.” (Wow, I wish you could hear how I enunciated that ‘yeah’—it was … Continue reading

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Episode 9/11…wherein the names of several places are hauntingly familiar

Saturday 9th April 2022 (a very sleepy girl is writing this!) Although we didn’t travel far today, only about 70 miles round trip and just a couple hours in the coach, it ended up being the longest day full of … Continue reading

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Episode 8/11…wherein I celebrate my love of rocks

Friday, April 8th, 2022 Does anyone else like playing “Map” as much as I do? When we were kids, Dad got us a copy of the Reader’s Digest Atlas of the World. It was the cheapest babysitter in history, keeping … Continue reading

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Episode 7/11…wherein I discover an old friend in a faraway land

Thursday afternoon, April 7th, 2022 “Bobbie, what a lovely surprise!” Michael motioned to the chair beside him. We chatted for a moment, then I noticed the other members of my group gathering at the café exit, preparing to begin the … Continue reading

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Episode 6/11…wherein it takes 2 episodes to capture this very full day!

Thursday morning, April 7th, 2022 Such a busy day today, it is hard to believe that a week ago right now I was in New Hampshire, in my apartment, so eager to finally get on a bus, to go to … Continue reading

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Episode 4/11…wherein we explore our own village and the island of Anglesey

Tuesday April 5th, 2022 in Betws-y-coed: What a fascinating old town! I’m so glad we had this morning to explore, at our own pace, the grounds of the hotel, the village, and a bit of countryside beyond. Our group of … Continue reading

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Episode 2/11…wherein I awaken in 2022, in Manchester, England

3rd April 2022 Today I learned a hard lesson: Never scrimp on paper, simply because you think you might run out! We awoke early and eager today, had a quick breakfast together, all 24 of us plus two RS Leaders, … Continue reading

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