Hello everyone! I am so sorry about the delay in posting. I have several posts floating around in my head – most exciting are the posts about our little weekend get-away to the Lake District. We had a wonderful time and I have lots of photos to share – I think we took around 400 which is complete overkill but should give you an idea of exactly how picturesque a setting we were exploring. The drive down took us through southern Scotland, the Scottish Borders, past Hadrian’s Wall (which we stopped to see as I was super excited about it), and through northern England into the Lake District. As the Lake District has such a rich literary history, both being the home to great authors and a popular setting for stories, I was thrilled that we were able to spend a couple of nights there and wander around towns like Windemere, Ableside, Cartmel and drive by lakes named Ullswater, Derwentwater, Grasmere. It was fun to see where Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge were inspired to write. And before you think this was all high and literary, we also visited the home of Sticky Toffee Pudding – one of the many delicious things we’ve discovered since our arrival in the UK. We had a great time and I’m anxious to blog about it but there are two problems. The first is that I’m quite forgetful these days and didn’t bring the photo card that has the vast majority of our photos up to school with me today. And secondly, we returned from our idyllic weekend away to find that we’d be “burgled.” Now, I think the word “burgled” is hilarious and it’s fun to use it here. But it’s not fun being burgled. Someone slipped the lock on our door and took my laptop (my dear dear macbook) and my ipod. Thankfully Scotty’s laptop (where his dissertation currently resides) was spared as we had brought it with us. This basically means that blogging is no longer as convenient as it once was and until I get a replacement there won’t be as many entries. I will try to keep up with it, but know that I’m simply not going to be able to be as consistent. Additionally my laptop had all the software I use to blog and tinker with my photos which means that I’m having to learn new programs. So, I will work on this over the next couple of days and get these entries up, but in the mean time, thanks for sticking with this silly little blog. And if you happen to see a guy hawking a black mac book at the local pub, please let me know. I hear that’s where most stolen laptops are sold! Funny, I would never have thought of going computer shopping at a pub.