Archive for April, 2006

notes from vacation

Posted by clare on April 27th, 2006

Walking alone through London I realize that I don’t have to be on the offensive against harassment—it’s ok to admire the scenery, to stop and study my map. I approach euphoria while walking through Hyde Park among the daffodils, roller-bladers, and couples strolling hand-in-hand; I sit and drink coffee next to two little old ladies […]

index, month 17

Posted by clare on April 25th, 2006

Airplane meals consumed: 5 Days of vacation without precipitation, out of 21: 2 Lowest temperature displayed by the rental car’s thermometer, in degrees Celsius: 2 Castles visited: 5 Steps climbed in a cathedral tower’s spiral staircase for a 360° view of Prague: 287 Slices of cheesecake eaten: 3 Brands of Czech beer sampled: 4 Percentage […]

word for the week: pootle

Posted by clare on April 18th, 2006

Last week Suzanne and I went to Prague, this past weekend we all went down to Dorset to see Andrew’s (Suzanne’s fiance’s) family, and today I’m going grocery shopping, which is particularly exciting because all the Easter candy will be on sale. Once I’m back in Senegal I’ll post pictures of me being cold in […]

a cracking good time

Posted by clare on April 5th, 2006

In the past four days, I have: – Strolled through Hyde Park – Been rained on at Stonehenge – Seen the baths at Bath – Gotten lost in Sheffield – Bought fuzzy boots in York – Been snowed on in Aberdeen Cory and Josh and I are currently doing laundry in Inverness. The plan for […]