July 10th, 2009

Travel

in Scarborough

We're in the house in Scarborough. It's an awesome place - full of really interesting books (I'm guessing maybe 2000 or so), musical instruments, and interesting things to cook with. It's also decorated with fascinating antiques, shiny things, and bits and bobs from around the world (for example, the bathroom has a Tibetan mandala painting). It's like taking a vacation inside someone's mind, with all of their memories and experiences. I feel ridiculously at home here. In fact, I love it.

Out the front windows, over the red tiled rooves is the little protected fishing harbor, with the touristy beahfront promenade (gambling arcades, ice cream shops, chippies) curving away from it. Hovering behind us is a hill with a castle on top - maybe Norman but I'm not sure. We're about to walk out the door and find out, though. Later on I'll report on the Knickerbocker Deluxe and the other karaoke joint on the waterfront. (Note: regular updates on my Wewbcowgirl Twittr account, including photos. Much easier to manage from a phone than LJ posts.)

Oh yeah - also expecting a call from a recruiter today. Will report back on that.
Travel

Scarborough continued; Time and the Conways review

It seems appropriate that while on vacation I'd find time to write, right? So I did get my review of Time and the Conways done today prior to my nap. I like the free time but I'm sure over time it would prove frustrating.

It was a fun day: we saw the Norman castle, the church where Anne Bronte is buried (one of the few graves not to have been moved - seemed rude to be using tombstones as paving stones), and the lighthouse. We skipped dinner (and karaoke!) in favor of eating at the apartment. It's probably going to turn out to be one of the cheapest weekends away ever.

Tomorrow: concert at the Victorian spa (11), boat ride, mock naval battle on a pond, trip to the Sea Life Center, and hopefully more karaoke.