Presently February 2021

Presently February 2021

February 2021 has come round too rapidly, I feel. As I replicate over the month of January, not so much had occurred. In actual fact, not so much had occurred within the final eleven months since we started adjusting to a brand new lifestyle. But, so much has occurred as nicely…vaccines are being rolled out and individuals are being vaccinated. There may be Hope. Lockdown…it’s what it’s. I’m an optimistic individual so I’d say that it has not been too dangerous. Sure, I miss journey. The thrill of planning and packing for an journey that awaits is indescribable. As nicely, I miss the outside immensely however time has afforded me alternatives to atone for actions that I’d not in any other case do, and in that respect, January has been a very good month.

What went on in January…

Following a gradual Christmas and New Yr as we have been nonetheless underneath lockdown, I ‘cruised’ into January :), catching up on tv collection. I had been wanting to look at the TV collection, ‘A Discovery of Witches’ and was ready to do that in January. I loved it a lot, I watched each seasons back-to-back. Vampires, witches, time-travel and Elizabethan England – what else can I ask for, proper! The good-looking Matthew Goode as Matthew Clairmont performs a scientist vampire and Teresa Palmer as Diana Bishop is a historian and a reluctant witch. They time journey searching for the ‘Guide of Life’ – a fantasy tv collection based mostly on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.

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In case you are into fantasy, you would possibly prefer it additionally. I sit up for the third season.

As nicely, watching tv additionally meant watching occasions unfold on January 6 on the Capitol. It was like watching a film, unbelievable and sadly it was actuality of what occurred. Now and again I shake my head, questioning of this nice nation and the way forward for this world. There have been additionally many moments of hope. The eve of the inauguration was a wonderful dedication to these misplaced to the pandemic. I tuned in to the inauguration and watched the entire course of. I used to be moved with the good reminder of ‘This land is your land’ by Jennifer Lopez however the one who stole the present is Amanda Gorman and her touching poetry, ‘The hill we climb’ Then, there was the swearing in of the forty sixth President of USA, Joseph R Biden and he positioned his hand on a 127 yr outdated Bible – what a outstanding historical past and ancestry. There may be Hope.

A lot time was spent on studying and downtime on social media. As anybody who is aware of me nicely may even know that apart from journey, meals, and crimson wine, I really like historical past. I really like the complexities of the previous and the intriguing tales that pulls me in. It makes me search additional and generally query the truthfulness of occasions, for some are really past comprehension! How might any-one do such a factor? I had been studying on the numerous sources out there now on the enduring queen Anne Boleyn whose voice now speaks after half a millennial. I used to be a lot saddened to examine a few of the ‘forgotten royal prisoners’ in British historical past together with the rise and fall of one of the vital highly effective households in British aristocracies. The historical past of Britain throughout the Tudors, the Elizabethan and the Victorian period are really outstanding, and naturally all of it started a thousand years in the past with William the Conqueror and the Tower of London.

My authentic article on Tower of London was printed in September 2019 as a part of my retracing my footsteps collection however studying in regards to the historical past of Britain throughout the Tudor period impressed me to jot down extra on and in regards to the Tower. There may be a lot to share with all of you on sure facets of historical past that pertains to the Tower. There have been 5 articles printed in January – The Bloody Tower on Sir Walter Raleigh and the lacking princes in addition to a fantastic collection of books and Kindle obtain to assist readers who want to delve deeper into the mysteries that surrounds the lacking princes on the Bloody Tower. Some picks may be downloaded without cost on Audible. I additionally wrote on the Magnificent Crown Jewels on the Tower, bringing you lovely photos of probably the most treasure Jewels of the British Monarch on show and the historical past behind them-an straightforward learn to encourage you to go to the Tower, should you haven’t already. I adopted up with two extra articles. One on the Beauchamp Tower, a spot for top rating prisoners in a constructing nestled away throughout the inexperienced from the primary buildings of the Tower of London. In right here you’ll discover graffiti left behind by a few of the prisoners so they won’t be forgotten. On the finish of January, I merely needed to share a bit background to Bonfire Night time that’s extensively celebrated on 5 November. Sincerely hope you could have loved studying them as a lot as, if no more as I had loved writing them.

What to anticipate in February

In February, keep tuned for extra on what went on behind the fortress throughout the Tudor period in addition to articles on my earlier travels to Morocco, Dubai, Italy and Scotland which I hope, time permits me to jot down. I intend to proceed studying on British historical past and can share with you in future articles.

I stay hopeful – extra so now than in December that journey will likely be potential and at some point, maybe as early as Autumn, we are going to take to the skies once more albeit adhering to precautions in place.

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There’s part of me that’s actually excited over the ray of hope on taking to the skies once more by fall however I’m additionally too afraid to plan forward for it. Within the absence of travelling overseas, I’ve taken to exploring native – my journey to Scotland was lovely and there’s a lot to see nonetheless. I’m more likely to return to the land of the magical myths as quickly as journey turns into regular once more inside our borders.

If you happen to haven’t but…

I used to be in a brilliant temper to jot down in January and listed below are the hyperlinks should you had missed them:

London | presently february 2021 | Monthly column

You could need to learn the not too long ago up to date Tower of London article.

I hope to convey you extra on the historical past of Britain as an Simple Sunday Learn, journey gives on Tuesday Information and Thursday Journey Inspiration – topic to time allowing.

That’s my roundup of stories in our first month-to-month column, Presently February 2021 at mytimelessfootsteps. What has presently been occurring with you?

Georgina xx

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