Blog: February 2007

For Our Next Adventure...

Posted on February 27, 2007 by Holly Hayes
We've booked our flights for a trip to Spain and Morocco from March 31 to April 11. Finally, someplace warm! And it's about time we ventured out of Europe.We will be in southern Spain during Holy Week (Semana Santa), which is celebrated with processions, big floats with saints on top, and penitents wearing crazy pointy hoods. I am so very excited about the timing of this - I've long wanted to see it in person! We're also very excited about Morocco...

Sunday in London

Posted on February 22, 2007 by Holly Hayes
Sunday morning we had a full English breakfast in the restaurant of our hotel. It was quite good, but not super-fabulous. We checked out (despite having very strong thoughts of staying another night), left our bags behind the counter, and set off for another day's exploring. Unfortunately, the blue sky and sunshine were no more, so the pictures aren't as pretty...

Saturday in London, Continued

Posted on February 20, 2007 by Holly Hayes
To continue from the previous post, after lunch we headed out to check out some museums. Along the way, we passed a couple good photo opportunities for my websites, including an architecturally interesting Mormon church: and a Christian Science Reading Room (below). The book in the window is *Science and Health with a Key to the Scriptures* by the founder Mary Baker Eddy, the main text of Christian Science besides the Bible...

Weekend in London, Part 1

Posted on February 19, 2007 by Holly Hayes
We had a fantastic time in London over the weekend. The transportation went amazingly smoothly for the UK, the hotel was great, the sights were interesting and different (only one church!), and the food was delicious. We explored two big museums, visited Harrods, saw a movie in Leicester Square, ate at Wagamama twice, and celebrated Chinese New Year with about a million other people...

A Day in the Life of a Happy Oxford Student

Posted on February 6, 2007 by Holly Hayes
I like living in Oxford most days, but today has been one of those days when I feel really happy to be here and realize how much I'll miss it when we leave. So I thought I'd better record it for posterity. It's bloody cold out today, but the sun is shining beautifully. I was running late for German class this morning so I took a city bus for the first time in awhile, and it was such a smooth and quick ride (it is a Mercedes, after all!)...

David on His Solo Day in Bern

Posted on February 3, 2007 by Holly Hayes
*December 23, 2006* *Post by David, spouse of the webmaster.* Fortunately there isn't much to tell about my afternoon alone in Bern. I say fortunately as one of my goals of the Swiss vacation was to have at least one day of taking it easy. This was just the opportunity I was looking for, although I didn't anticipate going it alone. Seeing Holly off at the train station was a little sad as we usually enjoy doing everything together...