From 1967-1968 my family lived in Ealing, England, a suburb of London. My father was on a sabbatical leave there, and so my brother and I went to British high schools for the year.
When Ruth and I were in England in May I was invited to visit the school and we had a nice afternoon with the headmaster, Sir Pritpal Singh, and members of his staff. They asked is they could make a podcast of my recollections, and it is the first podcast they've ever done for the Alumni section of the school's website.
For our 20th anniversary Ruth and I spent two weeks in England: a week in London, and a week in Cornwall. The Cornwall visit included five days of hiking (averaging 7-8 miles a day) with guide Paul Simmons, along the South West Coast Path. The scenery was stunning. I've put together a slide show from each day. It was a wonderful trip.
In 1968 my family lived outside of London while my dad was on sabbatical leave from the college in Massachusetts where he was a professor of chemistry. I went to a British high school for the year. It was an incredible year of growth for me and I credit it, in part, for the person I am today.
We spent a Christmas holiday in Cornwall that year, so this trip in May had many moments of déjà vu.
Day 2 of hiking took us to the north coast of Cornwall, which is historic mining country and the location for the Masterpiece series, Poldark.