what i’ve been reading: july & august 2016

{The Story of A New Name by Elena Ferrante} This is the second of the Neopolitan series, and the goodness of them is just blowing me away.  The story is about two friends, Lena and Lila, (who don’t always have the friendliest relationship) growing up in Naples.  While the first book (My Brilliant Friend) took … more

cauliflower pasta sauce

cauliflower pasta sauce

I feel like I have spent the last two weeks recovering from the month of July and the beginning of August, and I finally feel like we are settling into the newness of things: new house, new schedules, etc.  Not that things are exactly going to be slow here for the next few months (see: … more

st. andrews and the scottish highlands

st. andrews and the scottish highlands

Now that we’ve been back for over a month, I suppose it is about time for me to wrap up the posts about our trip to the UK. After some time in Edinburgh, we were so excited to get the chance to explore the Scottish Highlands a bit.  Really it all amounted to a lot … more

edinburgh, scotland

edinburgh, scotland

Picking up where we left off in London… We left early on Wednesday morning for King’s Cross Station to catch a train to Edinburgh (and where we of course had to stop by and see Platform 9 3/4).  The train took about 4 hours and was a lovely scenic route and we arrived in Edinburgh … more

london, england

london, england

About a month and a half ago, Gerrit was asked to travel to the UK for some business meetings and we suddenly thought it seemed absolutely silly to not take full advantage of that opportunity and also fly me over.  So we took a week of vacation before his meetings and toured around the UK … more