Wednesday, June 2, 2010

London Calling

In less than two weeks I will be in England and I am getting sooooo excited! I finalized my itinerary last night and am trembling with anticipation.

I start my trip by spending a month in Woking working with the Loseley manuscripts at the Surrey History Center. For there I move to Cambridge for a month working on the Hengrave Hall papers at Cambridge University Library. Then I’m off to Exeter for a few days to present a paper at a conference called Engendering Gender. A dear friend and fellow historian from Canada will also be there and, as she’s currently living in London, I will be making frequent trips to the city to visit her and her husband. After Exeter I head to London for a month and a half to do some work at the National Archives and the British Library. At the beginning of August my handsome wonderful husband arrives to join me and my hope is that I will finish up all my work so we can have a whole month of actual vacation (he’s never been to England so I am really looking forward to showing him around).

One of the things I am most excited about is the trip to Bath that we are planning. I’ve never been before and am looking forward to seeing the Roman baths and the historic Bath Abbey. And, there’s a fashion museum that is running exhibits on fashion photography, historical dresses, and sixteenth- and seventeenth-century gloves! I can hardly wait for my summer adventures to start!

13 comments:

ergyerg said...

Aww, sounds fun! I'd love to go see this exhibition in Bath, sounds great! xxxxxx

Nathalie said...

This sounds like an exciting summer for you. I wish you so much fun and hope you enjoy every minute!
*Nathalie

K. said...

Great minds think alike, I believe! Let me know some of the fun touristy stuff you do whilst there... and I'll do the same! I beat you there by a week though haha so I get a head start ;)

Thanks for the visit on my blog, come back soon :)
-K.xx
obsessedfashion.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

If you get a chance I really recommend Hatfield House. It's currently owned by the Marquis of Salisbury and is really two houses, the large Jacobean estate and the "old house." The old house is where Elizabeth I was raised. It's a really great place to visit - when I was last there it still wasn't a major tourist thing so it was low key and quiet and the houses are gorgeous and the surrounding countryside is just beautiful - a great place to wander around. Best of all it's like a 20 minute, direct train ride out of London so very easy to get to.

Lisa said...

How exciting. You are leaving so soon..looking forward to your posts abroad!

Becca Jane said...

Okay - this is totally random but I am commenting less on your blog post and more on your "random fact" comment on twitch vintage.

MURDER SHE WROTE! LOVE IT. Oh Jessica Fletcher.. so great.

Courtney Erin said...

Thank you! Whenever other people find out about that they usually taunt me but Jessica Fletcher is so awesome.

Jessie said...

Have a wonderful time :) I love london. I also love York and Whitby :)

xx
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Courtney Erin said...

Thanks for all the comments everyone!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

OH my gosh how incredible!!!! That sounds like an amazing experience and your topic is right up my ally (I did my undergrad in Women's Studies and then have spent my professional career working with all female residence halls). I can't wait to follow along over the next few months.

augusta said...

Awesome trip!! I stayed in Cambridge in February, the whole month. It's a lovely town, has nothing to do with London, but it's beautiful. I love England!!! I want to go back!! :(
Enjoy your trip!!
xoxo,
A.

Anonymous said...

bon voyage! the glove picture made em remember your xmas tree ornaments, all the teeny shoes, clothes, accessories and whatnots. weep! te.

Ruby And Siel said...

Omg the second picture Ö
It's beautiful, I always find it pity that we don't were it anymore. we must have one day in the year were we must were this kind of dresses ^^