Monthly Archives: June 2014

Chateaux, large and small

I can’t imagine a trip to France without a visit to Versailles, nor could our Canadian guests, Randy and Sharon. We logged on to the palace website to check out options for pre booking tickets, which it turns out you CAN DO! With printed documents in hand you queue up in the “smart me, I […]

Every man has two countries…his own and France

Our Canadian friends, Randy and Sharon Davies, arrived in late May for their first ever European trip with an exciting itinerary. Beyond their native Canada they now have three countries: England, France, and Wales. My colleague, Julia, made sure Sharon had a proper English High Tea in a proper English Manor House, while I made […]

A tale of two Swedes

Ingvar Blychert, a Swedish cousin to Vern, spent a few days with us in May. Vern dusted off the Worcester Guide Badge and gave Ingvar the royal tour, including the Worcester Cathedral, the King Charles Pub, the black and white houses along Friar’s Street, the Hive, and the City Museum. But there was a significant […]

The end-of-year picnic

It just couldn’t be possible…we no sooner welcomed the 20 UMD students to Worcester and, suddenly, it was time to bid them farewell. Julia and I had been planning a special celebration for many months, and, barring any stormy weather, we knew the event would be special. We collected the students early Saturday morning and […]