It is the May holiday weekend, so I saddled up my pony and headed south. I had noticed a tantalizing acronym on Google maps “AONB”, which apparently is “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” which seems too tantalizing to resist. It certainly was beautiful, but what I should have known to interpret that as 100% hills. These … More Riding down memory lane: AONB & Herstmonceux Castle
I had decided to splash out and book the overnight ferry back to the UK. To my delight, it seems that ferry travel is not completely booked during the week, so I had a comfortable cabin to myself. After a sound sleep, I TOOK A SHOWER! ON A BOAT!? Luxury. I had a cup of … More Pedalling home
The first hour of my trip went exactly as expected. I woke up a bit before my alarm, had a shower, breakfast, pounded some coffee, and danced around to Hall & Oates as I sorted the final details. My bike and I were out the door in record time and were smoothly cruising down the … More Adventures on the road to Harwich
Andrea, two of her wonderful pals, and I boarded the train from Bradford to check out York, the “Capital of the North.” As soon as you exit the train station, you see the Roman walls, which were built in 71 AD!! (What?!) Incredibly, you are able to walk along the top of the walls as … More Medieval walls & autumn leaves: York, UK
Since arriving in London a few days ago, I have been swept away with the magic of this city. It is vibrant, diverse, spectacularly beautiful, and so strange. Of course, the best way to explore my new home is atop a bicycle, so on my first day in town, I hopped aboard a Boris bike (cycle … More My cycle-saturated move to London: Critical Mass London
I still can’t believe it is happening! As bits and pieces start to fall into place, I am so excited to announce that I am heading off on a big, shiny, new adventure this fall. I have accepted a position to do my PhD at University College London, studying the social and spatial epidemiology of psychotic … More Sparkling new adventures!