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Country music land aka Nashville

On the way to Nashville we drove through the Smoky Mountains, and we finally saw some sun. It was beautiful. One of the roads, called the Foothills Parkway, has viewing points where you can stop to see the glorious (often foggy hence the name) Smokys… 534 more words


Snowy days in the Smoky Mountains

Usually when it snows in England we all take a dramatic “it’s not safe to drive in” free day off work or school. We play in the snow for about half an hour and then spend the rest of the day lounging, wrapped up in a duvet despite the central heating curbing the inside temperatures and drinking hot chocolate. 661 more words


Tennessee - Ruby Falls and JD!

After escaping our couchsurfing host, by leaving at 6am in a frantic panic, we certainly made the most of the next day and set off on the road towards Tennessee. 870 more words


Team in Training

A few months ago I decided to sign up for an Olympic distance triathlon.  I’m training with my team through Team In Training in Nashville. Here’s a little background info about the triathlon, which will take place in Knoxville, TN in May. 310 more words


Thoughtful views on Islam needed, not simplicity

Re: “Charlie Hebdo attacks prove critics were right about Islam,” by Carol Swain, Jan. 16.

No one doubts the awfulness of the attacks onCharlie Hebdo and their consequences for France and other countries, for Muslims and non-Muslims, above all for the ideals that we treasure and have often suffered for. 111 more words



It has been awhile since I have written.

Our summer was spent hosting a number of people to our home, graciously. It ended with me back to school teaching art, now in a classroom and our decision to foster Great Danes who needed good homes in hopes they would receive forever homes after the foster time. 677 more words