Tuesday, 28 January 2014


Welcome back, Blog Fans.  I've appreciated the use of this free site to share my adventures with family, friends and an anonymous lurker or two.  One thing that is lacking with the site, though, is a nice archive.  So, I thought I put together an index post for future reference.  It will help me and hopefully others.

Though I faded towards the end (and was fairly brief in the beginning), I am quite proud of the blog -- all 125 posts.  Sometimes the need/desire of posting something was just enough to get us over the hump and out the door to try something new.  It will serve as a nice archive of our memories.

We were very fortunate to have this experience.  It wasn't always easy, but there's not much I'd change.  I already miss it but it's time to start another chapter . . . . Take care all.

Note:  please feel free to contact me, future RR expats, if you have any questions.

Big Trips
Andalusia, Spain (Oct 2013)

Gran Canaria (August 2013)

Switzerland (July 2013)

Scotland (May 2013)

Berlin and Prague (April 2013)

London (October 2012)

Cornwall (August 2012)

Normandy (July 2012)

Scotland (June 2012)

Bruges & Amsterdam (Apr 2012)

Rome (Oct 2011)

Ireland (August 2011)

Edinburgh (July 2011)

Paris (May 2011)

Bank Holiday (long weekend) Trips
Northern Ireland (August 2013)

Conwy, North Wales (August 2012)

Lake District (May 2012)

Bath & Stonehenge (August 2011)

North Wales (May 2011)

Alnwick & York (April 2011)
London -- Book of Mormon (November 2013)
London (8 nights, October 2012)
London (3 nights, February 2012)
Other Significant Day Trips
Snowdon (June 2013)
Walks (Peak District) -- one of my favorite activities!
Cave Dale, Mam Tor (October 2013)
Hope to Edale (September 2013)
Hathersage, Stanage Edge (September 2013)
Dovedale II (September 2013)
Derwent Moors and Ladybower Reservoir (April 2013)
Padley Gorge (March 2013)
Castleton (October 2012)
Birchen Edge (October 2012)
Hartington II (September 2012)
Thor's Cave (July 2012)
Monsal Dale (May 2012)
Kedleston (April 2012)
Thorpe Cloud (September 2011)
Hartington I (June 2011)
Hermit's Cave (June 2011)
Bakewell (June 2011)
Dove Dale I (June 2011)
English Heritage / National Trust / Historical
Falconry (Alex) (April 2013)
Wollaton Hall (February 2013)
Royal Crown Derby (January 2013)
Twycross Zoo (October 2012)
Chatsworth Country Fair (September 2012)
Heights of Abraham (June 2012)
Falconry (Nicole) (March 2012)
Nottingham (November 2011)
Derbyshire Day (September 2011)
Royal Tattoo (July 2011)
Kedleston Hall (April 2011)
Warwick Castle (April 2011)
Chatsworth (April 2011)
787 Flyover (August 2013)
What, more snow? (March 2013)
Snow & A Week of Feasts (January 2013)
Home for Christmas 2012 (January 2013)
Gastronomical Delight (December 2012)
Good Friends, Good Food (November 2012)
Nicole goes to Gibraltar (November 2012)
Celebrations (May 2012)
SB XLVI & some beer notes (February 2012)
Snow! (February 2012)
Trip "Home" (January 2012)
The BFG with friends (December 2011)
Catching up with Friends (September 2011)
Passed! (August 2011)
Weekend Update (July 2011)