The Big Bang

24 Sep

Everything starts somewhere, and here is where this blog starts.  Bang.

keep calmWhy crumpets?  I’m an obsessive, obsessed, this-is-my-version-of-meditation-for-world-peace kind of baker.  Here in America, where I live and bake, that usually means muffins.  (Although if you’re one of my friends on Facebook you’ll know I don’t stop there.)  But in just a few days we are moving our family of five to England — to a really English-y part of England — so it’s going to be time for crumpet making.  Do they bake?  Do they fry?  Do they gently come into being by themselves inside a fairy tree?  Time to find out.

(I joke, of course.  I already have a recipe.)

And why Camelot?  I have some strong fantasy elements in my conception of England.  Geometrically challenged furniture.  Robin Hood.  Tudor Roses.  Bluestockings.  Julie Andrews breaking into song.  Maybe a highwayman on the way to Gretna Green.  That sort of thing.  Won’t it be fun to see what it’s really like?

Our house is packed away.  Our cats are staying with Nana for a few months.  Our minivan has already started the boat ride to Sherwood Forest.  The kids have smuggled as many stuffed animals into their shoes and underpants as they can manage.  I’m putting on my cowboy boots.  Time to say some goodbyes and get ready to greet England.  With a bang.

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2 Responses to “The Big Bang”

  1. Nancy Jones Cyr September 29, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Dear Dear Jones Family….I am so excited to be able to follow your blog…doing so will help me adjust to the fact that you are not near by…Amazingly, it has been a pleasant comfort to know you were just fifty minutes away…
    When I spent an entire eight days in London, I discovered that flowers are an intergral part of an English home…so be sure you house has space for flowers and/or flower boxes.

    Hug each kid for me—–then hug yourself and Albin…
    Aunt Nancy

    • Monique September 29, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

      Thank you Aunt Nancy! We love you too and will miss you buckets — come visit, we’ll have flowers in every room.

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