Category Archives: Journaling

Episode 5/11…wherein learning and note-taking surpass, for once, the urge to sketch

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022- 10:45pm & still writing! Our last full day based at the Royal Oak Hotel in Betws-y-Coed I took notes throughout the day today, and am compiling them this evening in my bedroom as usual. The difference … 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 3/11…wherein we explore tramway heights and copper mine depths

Monday the 4th of April, 2022 I heard once that it takes one day for each hour of time-zone change to fully get over jet-lag. Since I am 5 zones away from home, and today is the 4th day here, … 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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Episode 1/11…wherein I escape the reality of 2020 quarantine and Travel Through Time and Space to 2022 Britain

March 30th, 2022 What a crazy time it has been in the two years since that insane 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It slapped the entire planet, sending it to its room for weeks, months on end. The rhythm of adjustment was … Continue reading

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The Perfect Time to Travel is…Right Now

I boarded a plane on April first, heading to the UK for a month, thanks to the inspiration of Roz Stendahl. “Are you mad? There is a global pandemic going on!” No worries, it is perfectly safe to travel inside … Continue reading

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Paper-free Sketching

[Apologies, I think I have three trains of thought in this post (health, being teachable, and the benefits of perseverance), so bear with me. None of them were willing to wait for later.  Geesh, kids…..] I went for a walk … Continue reading

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