Archive for the 'Brighton UK' Category

UK Trip 2013: Photo Retrospective– Lewes Castle

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

I lack photographic imagination. We’ve been to Lewes Castle, just north of Brighton, several times, and it’s worth the repeat visits. It’s a splendid example of Norman castle constructions with later embellishments. But I just keep taking the same photos over and over again! Entering the Castle gate, July 2013. Entering the Castle gate, October […]

UK Trip 2013: Photo Retrospective– Queensbury Mews

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

I’m a sucker for the photo retrospective–same subject, same treatment across different time periods. So when we walked past our old street in Brighton this past summer, I made the family stop so I could capture this photo: Sam, age 7, on Queensbury Mews in Brighton. Sam, age 3, on Queensbury Mews in Brighton

24 August 2013 Finally the Sun Came Out

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

The day our British friends left Cville for DC. Ah well. Perhaps the rain yesterday made them feel at home.

22 August 2013 Visitors from Brighton

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Our first visit ever from UK friends! Anjali and Sam were so excited. Not a lot of sleep going on in our house tonight…

19 September 2012 September is Still for Cycling

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Sam tries out a bigger bike at Blue Wheel Bicycle. I can’t believe that it’s been two years already since she rode her first two-wheeler on the promenade in Brighton.

9 March 2012 Thinking about Brighton

Friday, March 9th, 2012

30 November 2011 AC’s Last Day with Singing Horse Studio

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

November is the month of change. Last year AC left Linden Lab and started his own company with three of his colleagues. They had an intense year–lots of growth, lots of work, lots of connections–and now, after a year, AC feels it’s time to move on to new things. One new thing is a company […]

19 October 2011 Goodbye, Brighton, Again

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

We ended up having about 30 minutes to kill before our coach left the station, so we killed them on the beach, in the sun, throwing rocks in the water. It’s never easy to say goodbye to this place.

18 October 2011 Mind Your Head

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011


17 October 2011 Cerys and Sam, Reunited

Monday, October 17th, 2011

at long last.

A Devil’s Dyke Retrospective: Father and Daughter

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

October 2008. Sam is 3 years old. April 2010. Sam is 4.5 years old. October 2011. Sam is 6 years old.

16 October 2011 Devil’s Dyke to Fulking

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Today we reached our intended destination! Bus up to Devil’s Dyke and then a lovely walk down to the Shepherd and Dog pub at Fulking with Gabriel, Nellie and their two kids. It was steep going down (and steep going back up) but at least we had our destinations in view the whole time so […]

15 October 2011 The Four Horses

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

were absolutely no help on our failed Pulborough to Amberley walk. We got lost twice and then when baby Sadie started to fuss it was time to find a pub and call it a day. This being England it was easy to find a pub. Much easier than finding the correct footpath to Amberley!

14 October 2011 Pavilion Gardens

Friday, October 14th, 2011

13 October 2011 Sofia and Sam at St. Ann’s Well Gardens

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Sam and her Swedish friend were reunited in the very park where they first met last year. Very cool.

12 October 2011 Visit with Esme

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

11 October 2011 Low Tide in Worthing

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

10 October 2011 Can You Say Nectanebo

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Here is Sam in front of the sarcophagus of Nectanebo II, the last native Pharoah of Egypt. The sarcophagus has a funny history–it was never used as a sarcophagus. It is believed that Nectanebo fled to Ethiopia when the Persians invaded his kingdom and his body has never been discovered. But the sarcophagus eventually turned […]

9 October 2011 Baby Sadie!

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

8 October 2011 Our Rental Flat

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

And we’re staying in Hove, actually (!)