Monday, June 6, 2016

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO THAT YOU HAVEN'T BEEN?

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

It's time for the bloggiest of bloghops, Question of the Month, hosted by Mr. Michael D'Agostino, who blogs at A Life Examined.



Michael's question for June is

“Of all the places in the world that you haven’t yet been to, where would you like to go next?”

Oh, Michael! I'm afraid this is something I've whined about for years. I want to go to England. I was supposed to go in 2009 and didn't get to do so.

I majored in English. It seems to me that with all the Chaucer, Milton, and Shakespeare I've read that I should get to visit their country.




I want to do about a million things in London. Then I'll head to Yorkshire to wander the moors as if I'm one of the Bronte sisters. I'll end up in Heptonstall Churchyard to pay homage to one of my favorite poets, Sylvia Plath.




I hope I get to visit all of my English blogger friends, but it's probably not a good idea to tell them I'm on my way. They'll pretend they're not at home. I'll also sneak over to Wales to chat with John Grey of Going Gently

Dreams, dreams, such dreams there be.


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

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41 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to see Mt. Rushmore!!

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    1. I've been there. I know because my mother said we went there when I was a baby. I think I cried, pooped in my diaper, and spit up.

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  2. Hi Janie - it's good you want to get over here - I hope you can one day. They're doing a new tv programme on the Bronte family - the set is going up now - near Haworth. Stunning countryside all around ... happy dreaming .. I'd like to visit more of the UK - cheers Hilary

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    1. I hope the Brontes make it to DVD, or even better, to PBS. I know I'd love a show about them.

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  3. I have not been to England either and want to one day. I remember seeing a Rick Steves episode when he travelled through the Cotswolds and it looked so pretty. I want to see more of Europe, my mom's home town of Wittenberg. I would love to see Ankhor Wat, Macchu Picchu....there are so many places

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  4. I want to go there too! Also, other places in europe. And the west coast. And Hawaii. I'M NOT THAT PICKY PEOPLE

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    1. If you're not picky and you want to visit Florida, I have a sofa sleeper in my family room.

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  5. If you go and need suggestions on places to see, I can help!

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  6. When I was a senior in high school, I got to go to London for a week. I remember going to three plays, eating somewhere that was supposed to be like a medieval feast, Oxford, The Wax Museum, The Tower of London, and Shakespear's birthplace. It was exhausting but amazing.

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    1. I'd need at least a month in England, if not a lifetime.

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  7. If anybody deserves to go to England, it's you, Janie. You know so much about it already. Sylvia Plath was a wonderful poet. Hope you get there one day!

    My father and I spent a week in London in 1969, during the height of the Carnaby Street era. Loved it! . I was hoping to meet The Beatles, but darn it, it never happened. ;)

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    1. Those silly Beatles should have thrown a party for you, but I suppose they were too busy in the recording studio.

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  8. I would like to go to England and visit several different cities, but maybe when it's safer there. "wander the moors as if I'm one of the Bronte sisters" I'll join you as the second Bronte sister. ;)

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    1. We need one more Bronte sister and we're good to go. Any volunteers who will pay our way?

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  9. Great Britain would definitely be a place I'd like to go, but likely I never will. I had a late aunt who went to England some years back to explore our family roots and she found some interesting things as well as a relative who is a relatively famous author in England and an old family estate that had been around for centuries. That sounded like a very interesting adventure.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Now I want to know who the relatively famous author is. I'll never get to go, either.

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    2. I can tell you. He is the late Raleigh Trevelyan, author of many books, stories, and articles. My mother and aunt's family name was "Trevillian" but of the same lineage--spelling must have changed somewhere between leaving England and coming to the U.S. She visited England in the 90's I believe. Somewhere I have a nice 8 x 10 photo of my aunt and Raleigh Trevelyan together. Maybe one day I'll have to do a post about this when I dig up that photo.

      Arlee Bird
      Tossing It Out

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  10. Ahhh to dream a little dream! I would love to go to Japan. I know that I will never be able to afford it. EVER but it just seems so interesting and so culture rich.

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    1. My mom's younger brother was in the military during World War II and was sent to Japan, but I don't think he went until the war was over. Anyway, he took a photo of Tojo in his prison cell.

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  11. I'd love to go to Australia someday... or to anywhere far enough north to see the aurora borealis, but I'll settle for a weekend trip to the ocean with my husband. Yeah, I'm easy. (My hubby has been telling me for years that I should stop saying that...)

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    1. I, too, am easy, but nobody minds if I say it. Especially not Willy Dunne Wooters, who is extremely grateful for an easy woman.

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  12. I've always wanted to go to Egypt and I've had three opportunities but have yet to see the Nile.

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  13. As an English major, I'd also love to go to England someday. But I bet your English blogger friends would love to see you - I met a couple of my Irish ones a couple of years ago and they couldn't have been more delightful or kind.

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    1. No, they wouldn't want me. I eat too much.

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    1. That would be lovely. I have some earrings from Ireland. They are pink roses made of bone china. I don't know what "bone" china is, but it was on the box.

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  15. Sounds like a great plan and your blogger friends would likely invite you for tea.

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  16. Hey Janie,

    I can think of a chap and a certain famous dog that live in England. Gee, I wonder who that could be? :) This green and pleasant land would welcome you. I know that the certain chap, who decided to come over here from Canada to experience the British culture, just loves it. Wales is a magical place.

    I'd like to go to a certain tropical island but I wont Bora Bora you with the details.

    As you were, Janie.

    Gary :)

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    1. But will the famous dog cough up the money for me to make the visit? I'm sure Penny is quite wealthy, but maybe she doesn't want me to visit and prattle on and on about Penelope and Franklin.

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    2. Janie!

      Of course Penny is wealthy. What with her being an pawesome writer and an acclaimed pawblisher. She would just nod her head at the right times as you most likely would prattle on about Penelope, Franklin and Maxwell, whoever Maxwell is.

      Thanks, Janie, it's been average....

      Gary

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    3. Penny, a wise dog will share her wealth with a Junebug, who is her biggest fan in the U.S.

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  17. Your answer is definitely well thought out. It sounds like a fun trip.

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  18. England would be fun to go to. I have a friend that lives there. I could see her if I went. :)

    I misspelled Peru. I was fasting much of the day because I had to get my cholesterol checked. I'm not used to missing my breakfast, and had to skip out on lunch to because I waited so long at her office. I swear I looked it up. All it took was to spell it wrong once, and I copied and pasted it more times. What can I say...I'm more of a visual artist instead of a writer. My bad.

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  19. England is another place on my bucket list. But the list is so long I can't choose the #1 spot.

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  20. My mother travels a lot, and sometimes when I view her photos I feel like they almost suffice. I am trying to think of something I have seen where the photo just wasn't enough, or was enough to make me want more...maybe Sedona

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  21. Come and see us in Norwich, the City of Literature. Time it right and get to one of our festivals. It's only a two hour train ride from London, and it's a fine city :)
    Jemima Pett

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