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In the footsteps of Bill Bryson

Today we visited Avebury, site of one of the English henges. It is quite impressive. The standing stones are mostly the result of excavation and setting in place again. 343 more words

Overseas Travel

Thanksgiving: Did you already know?

Bill Bryson is one of my favorite writers. Here is a brief excerpt from Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States… 315 more words

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Road Trip 8: Boring Land of 10,000 Billboards

It was my second day out of New Jersey. I got on the road before the sun came up and the free complimentary breakfast was ready. 689 more words


Monday 23/11/15: In the mailbox & what I’m reading

I had a few days off last week and it was a very good time to be home! I got a few parcels in the mail and did some shopping (I still haven’t finished Christmas shopping though…oops). 395 more words

Mailbox Monday

Bill Bryson is Wrong: More Accurate Notes from the Green Belt

What images spring to mind when you read the words ‘Green Belt’?  Cerulean skies and emerald meadows flash before my eyes: sometimes Gainsborough’s pastoral landscapes, usually Emmerdale Farm or Tellytubbyland.  1,429 more words

The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson

I’m ashamed to admit that before reading “The Road to Little Dribbling”, I’d never read anything written by travel writer Bill Bryson. What an oversight! I can truthfully say that I’m now going to read all of his earlier works and expect to enjoy them as thoroughly as I enjoyed this most recent book. 176 more words

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A short history of nearly everything, by Bill Bryson

I have little to say about this book, except for leave whatever you are doing and read it. Now.

If you want to know a little bit more, let’s say this is a book about every branch of science, which explains what we know, how we got to know it, and what is still ahead of our actual knowledge, including brief biographies of great scientific men and women who studied issues and made discoveries we now take for granted. 148 more words