As Good as it Gets

It’s summer and I’m dreaming of cooler days today. Everyone else that lives in the northern part of this country now thinks I am insane for thinking so. But isn’t there just something to be said for taking a walk in the cool breeze and getting cosy by the fire with a good book? I felt that way today.
And this is how else I felt . . . like living an adventure. Maybe in another country. I dream this dream and think this thought often. What would it be like to live in another country even if for a month? What if I was courageous enough to do it {and had the means to just pick up my entire family & go}. Somehow some people make it work. I read about someone doing just so, today. I wonder how, I wonder why, and I sometimes wonder if I could?
For me it is usually England. At least my daydream. I’ve always been an anglophile and anyone that knows me knows this.
And this is as close as it got today:
I started reading Cranford. Have you read it? I can tell off the bat this is no Bronte or Austin
I think I just might start watching Monarch of the Glen. Sounds like a good idea?
We had Tikka Masala for dinner. I know this is Indian but if my memory serves me right it is England’s National Curry or something like that.
I’m finishing the night with a cup tea & wishing it was Yorkshire Gold with milk (in first) & sugar.


  • red ticking
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 1:24am

    lovely post… it is summer here… but trust me, we could have a fire every other day here…it has been a very chilly summer for us… (i am not complaining… much better than hazy hot and humid!)

    have a lovely week xx pam

  • LouBoo
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 2:24am

    Hi – this is so charming – I think it's touching when a blogger acknowledges another culture so nicely! I am British so yes every Friday night we (including our kids) have curry – and yes it's always Tikka Masala for me! Monarch of the Glen – used to watch it I must admit! Yorkshire Gold – if you want a proper cuppa strong tea – that's the one! So funny… I think you'd do well in Britain! Lou x

  • Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 7:23am

    i LOVE the summer – but a cold breeze @ night on a walk that u need to dress warm for – LOVE IT!

    *kiss kiss*
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

  • jules @ The Diversion Project
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 7:55am

    i'm an anglophile too, i love british drama and movies. can totally relate.

    and england is one of my favourite places on earth! jx

  • Ludmila {}
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 8:32am

    That teepee is dreamy! I want one!

  • Miz.November
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 10:14am

    What an interesting thought.

    I'm not really one to have culture envy, though. I think that one of the best things about living in the US is the ability to create whatever culture you please. You could very well live a very English lifestyle wherever you are.

    *I know that isn't nearly as romantic and adventurous though! And sometimes I do daydream about living in the city. I guess we all need a little escape now and then. ;)

  • C'est La Vie
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 12:13pm

    uhhh YES PLEASE :)
    cute blog~!

  • Jammer
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 12:39pm

    that little tent is too cute!!

  • Daisyspotter
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 3:47pm

    Hi, I love your blog! I live in a very English 16th century cottage in Devon, with an open fire and fields of green surrounding me. I'll swap for a month if you like? Believe me, if you want cold weather then this is the place to be! x

  • Kelly Green
    Commented on July 21st, 2010 at 11:17pm

    oh me too – i am an aussie anglophile and only drink good strong yorkshire tea and twinings of course!!! My daughter is off school today and we have watched cranford on dvd! Brings a tear to the eye everytime!! KG

  • Exquisite Accessories
    Commented on July 22nd, 2010 at 5:26am

    Oh you are making me home sick I lived in England years ago yes Trina the Indian food had been changed to suit the English pallet & the Balti was actually invented in Birmingham all the traditional Balti resturants don't have knives & forks you just use the chapatis to eat the food.

    My husband was a yorkshire man so we have plenty of Yorkshire T-bags but we put the milk in after as the tea brews better the milk stops the infusion of the tea.

    Enjoy your dreaming Sence & sencibility is my fav that Mr Darcy (colin firth) i might just have to watch it now love the tent by the way i would love it in the kids play room :)))

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on July 22nd, 2010 at 3:37pm

    Hello fellow anglophiles.. Love all the comments….

    miz november- that's true… i'm always pretending probably to the annoyance of others.

    Kelly- ooh I'll have to look for Cranford on DVD

    daisyspotter – ummm seriously… that makes me want to hop a plane like pronto!

    exquisite accessorie- love all the background you're giving me… I know the milk in first or after is quite the debate.. my friend who lives in the south of England insists on it in first and she taught me .. but i'll try it the other way too.


  • Natasha
    Commented on July 22nd, 2010 at 11:52pm

    I do things just like that too! I always buy Yorkshire tea (and have it with milk and sugar too, of course!) and did you know that Bradford in Yorkshire is the "curry capital' of the UK?

    Hope your weekend is fabulously British!

    Best wishes,

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on July 23rd, 2010 at 10:28am

    Natasha- thanks for your comment… I didn't know that…but the funny thing is I've been to Bradford before. And I actually didn't eat curry there. Too funny… have a lovely weekend!
    x Trina

  • Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas
    Commented on August 7th, 2010 at 3:18pm

    Oh, I love it!
    Oh, I love your blog!
    I am signing up to follow~
    Thank you for sharing!

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