Monthly Archives: August 2014

Strathardle Highland Gathering

Press play and listen to the music as you read this post.  This is what it sounded like! We attended Strathardle’s 133rd annual Highland Games, in Kirkmichael. There were many things you could watch and listen to.  The things I saw were Scottish dancers, pillow fights,

Home to the 2014 Commonwealth Games…

Having left Wales, we continued to make our way north to Scotland.  Glasgow was an obvious place for us to stop and stretch our legs after several hours of driving. To get the full effect, you need to read this post in a bonnie Scottish

Tales of Mikhaila the Bard

My name is Mikhaila and I am a bard. I’m here to tell you some stories from Wales, so that you can help me in my quest to keep these beautiful stories alive. I discovered these stories at the Lost Legends of the Stone Circle.

Wild About Wales

Today we arrived in Wales. It’s a beautiful country with rolling hills and sheep as far as the eye can see. As soon as we crossed over the border there was a visible difference from England. Signs were in Welsh first and then English. We’ve

Splish Splash We Visted Bath!

Bath is a lovely English city made up of many different layers: Modern, Georgian, and Ancient. It has a number of modern buildings and amenities that can be found throughout Europe/UK.  There is a focus on being a spa town and making good use of

Pip Pip Cheerio!

We’re moving on…it’s time to say “Pip Pip Cheerio to London! We’ve had a fabulous couple of weeks at the Elwin home. Staying in this house certainly made our stay so much more comfortable. We were able to rest and rejuvenate after our touring and simply

Stories from Westminster

A big shout out to our friends Cathy and Morgan from Ottawa, Canada. Twenty years ago we were invited to a long weekend BBQ at their place in Ottawa.  There were a number of people there who participated in a water fight (Oliver and I

A Marvelous Musical

Last night, my family and I went to see Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London to have fun. The play is based on the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda is a fun musical about a five year old girl named Matilda Wormwood

My Future University

Today, we drove to Oxford – my future university. We went on two tours to learn about the city’s history and see where I’ll be going to class. In the city, I learned about the flag.  The flag looks like an ox crossing a river or

The Magical City of Glastonbury

I really liked visiting the city of Glastonbury because it’s the most magical city that I have ever seen. It wasn’t even just a feeling in your bones; it was everywhere. The first site we went to was Glastonbury Abbey. Since the Abbey was destroyed

An English Treat for Tea

I have another delicious recipe that I made!  Are you ready for it?  Scones! With strawberry jam and clotted cream! It was pretty easy to make and tastes delicious! All you need is 350g self-raising flour, plus more for dusting ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder

Yorkshire Pudding: dessert or meal?

After making the cordial and black pudding in Ireland, we made a decision to cook a traditional food in every country that we visit to add to our Global Field Trip Recipe book. Since we are in England, we thought we’d make scones and Yorkshire pudding.

A Play about Problem Solving Longitude

How do you solve problems? Well, a long time ago in 1675, King Charles II was losing money because the ships he sent off with cargo to trade kept getting lost or crashed. The crew did not know where they were.  Charles liked to have parties, but