What a Difference a Year Makes

Audley End. Sketch by author.
 © Aimee Keithan

Sixteenth of July: The calendar assures me it is summer, but the weather doesn't seem to have gotten the memo. It is cloudy and grey in the North of England; the temperature a cool 66˚F. In contrast, 2015 was the UK's hottest July on record. And I spent those sunny, halcyon days touring the British countryside, exploring some of England's most stunning architectural

October Sundries

Sundries from the Gentleman's Wardrobe

October flew by quickly, leaving nothing but foggy skies and an extra hour of sleep in its wake. Even so, it's been a month of many lessons - some productive, a few harsh, all hard-earned. It's been a bit of a heavy month, and the sundries are too.

September Sundries

From a gentleman's wardrobe

Lately, I'm all about organisation (Exhibit A: increased activity on Pinterest). This is probably a good thing considering the massive amount of research I'll be delving into during my doctorate studies. But what do you do with those odd little thoughts; triggered by a sight, a

Architecture of a Balanced Life


The title of writer Rumer Godden's autobiography A House with Four Rooms was taken from an Indian adage that says, "Everyone is a house with four rooms, a physical, a mental, an emotional, and a spiritual. Most of us tend to live in one room most of the time, but unless we

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