Exciting Announcement!

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

I self-published a book!!  With encouragement from my grandfather, who insisted that it is frustrating to read about my travels backwards (as you readers may understand, because the most recent blog posts top each other), I have self published my England blog posts in book form! Now dear readers, you too can read about my

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Books & Tea, It’s a Librarian Life

This entry is part 20 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Goodbye Swanage! I was sad to leave the beautiful British seaside and the delicious Dorset food, but at the same time, excited to return to the hustle and bustle of London for a couple more days. As the day had engulfed Swanage in rain, it seemed it was time to be shoving off anyway. Before

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Travel Log: Visiting Worth Matravers, or why you should stay in an Airbnb – Day 14

This entry is part 19 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Do yourself a favor, stay in an Airbnb, and make friends with your hosts.  Our Swanage Airbnb host Angela, informed us the night before that she was concerned that we were not having as good a time as we should be having. Her other guests, she informed us, gushed about their days spent in Dorset

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Dorset’s Jurassic Coast & Hiking with the Swanage Walking Group

This entry is part 18 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

Lulworth Castle Hike What better way to meet locals than to hitch a ride out to the countryside where the bus doesn’t run and then spend a few hours hiking with them through cow pastures on a castle estate? There might be better ways, but this was ours. Having discovered the Swanage Walking Group through

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A Purbeck Bus Expedition & Good Eats in Wareham

This entry is part 17 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

One of my favorite things about England is the double-deck buses. I love sitting in the front row of the top deck above the traffic and watching tree branches hit the front of the bus on narrow countryside roads. On the Isle of Purbeck, the best way to get around is either by taxi, or

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Author Footsteps: Following Enid Blyton to Corfe Castle

This entry is part 14 of 25 in the series Literary London & Enid Blyton's Dorset

My favorite childhood book series is Enid Blyton’s Famous Five mysteries. Ever since I learned that Enid Blyton’s inspiration for Kirrin Castle is actually Corfe Castle in Dorset, England, and in homage to the books, you can visit the real life Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe, I determined that one day I would go there.

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