“Where are you going next?”
“Providence, Rhode Island.”

With one exception, every person I said that to made a face that meant ‘ew, why would you want to go there?’

So I wasn’t expecting to like Providence, which was fine because I wasn’t planning to explore it. I’d be arriving late Saturday night and going straight to bed, then working until I got into a cab to go back to the airport on Wednesday afternoon. Work was a conference, and I was staying in the conference hotel, so I’d planned to just spend the whole time in that single building.  (more…)

I’d lived in London for ages before I even discovered the Vaults existed, which is odd, because Westminster is an area I pass through pretty regularly, and the Vaults are just over the bridge.

The other day, I went along with Hippy Poppins to Charlie Tuesday Gates’ studio clearout sale (details here – there’s still time to go grab a bargain!). I took some pictures on the way in, because the Vaults are really pretty and well worth exploring.