After a dreary, wet week and the promise of a clearer, warmer escape to the outdoors, we approached the Fort Tryon Medieval Festival with high hopes. Not having been to a good medieval festival since attending the abbey museum version near Bribie Island, back home in Queensland, Australia, I was thinking everything would be bigger […]
Atlantic City, the Vegas of the east, the Jersey Shore (with real life Jersey Shore ‘celebrities’, the Boardwalk Empire and yes, the promise of gambling within a couple of hours of Manhattan. A weekend at AC was always going to end in sleep deprivation and a much lighter wallet. Situated on the New Jersey coastline […]
Like the Bloc Party song, we were hunting for witches. It was somewhere we had always wanted to check out and upon visiting Boston for the second time, without the knee-deep snow of last February, it seemed the perfect moment. In fact the weather was in no way horrific or even slightly spooky. An unseasonal […]
As Summer becomes a faded memory, so do the leaves on the deciduous trees of the Hudson Valley. Fall foliage day trips, also known as ‘leaf peeping’ (a rather disgusting term), is a popular mid-fall activity for residents of the north east. The best displays actually occur earlier and further north, in Vermont and New […]
There are jack o’ lanterns on stoops, random dried corn stalks where there’s no dirt (or any trace of nutrients, aside from dog/human pee), candy corn in the Duane Reade Pharmacies on every other street corner and pumpkin spice latte on the menu of every mainstream café. It must be fall. Or autumn. Thankfully summer […]
Winter’s just around the corner Today’s the first time I’ve really had to start thinking about pulling out the winter clothes. As we live in a closet (basically), cupboard space is limited, so anything extraneous gets packed in our suitcases. Now is the awkward period where I’ll have to pick and choose what lives […]
The Ultimate Comfort Food This week is the start of fall. And like the name says, the mercury has already made a marked dip southwards. From here on in, the days get shorter, the pumpkin quotient rises and the birthrate increases (probably due to the high volume of Netflix and Chill dates taking place in […]
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