My name is Gretchen and I live in the Pacific Northwest. I am also an Anglophile and am torn between my two countries. I like to travel, cook, read and make photos of everything around me. This blog is about my daily life, people I encounter, places I visit and food I eat.

All photos posted are taken by me unless otherwise stated. Please do not copy and use the photos for your personal use. They are copyrighted and mine alone. If you are interested in a photo and would like to purchase one then please email me and I will be happy to send one to you.

11 Responses to About

  1. Michael says:


    We have OES and live in Portland. When is the OES parade (time & location)? We might be able to bring our girl.


    • gretchen says:

      We are meeting Saturday at Jamison Pk in the Pearl at 7:00pm. We usually meet earlier but it is going to be very hot so the time got pushed back. We walk until after dark.

  2. Gretchen, just coming over to say many, many thanks for the follow bestowed on my blog as it is greatly appreciated and you are warmly welcomed aboard. Apologies for the delay, just catching up having been away…have a good week, MM 🍀

  3. Geoff Waugh says:

    Hi Gretchen,

    Thanks for leaving a comment on the Lomo Bel Air at my blog. Let us know how the glass lens works out!


    PS: I love England too, but then I would 😉

  4. ashleypaige4 says:

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check it out here:

  5. Keith Last says:

    Just spent a very interesting hour reading your blog, loved the stuff about England from your perspective and totally agree about hating liver too!!

    • gretchen says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I love England and this is my 24th visit in 13 years. I will admit though that London has been a bit frustrating this time with all the tube delays, torn up streets and closed off areas because of Olympic preparations. I think I might stay away in 2012. Looks like I’ll get one more day, tomorrow, in central London. I go home next Thursday. Wish i was staying longer. Gretchen

  6. sartenada says:

    Your photos are amazing. They have been photographed in a very skillfully and interesting way, giving the visitor a pleasant experience. In three words: I love them.

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