A little about this blog……

This is a main blog that includes a few travel-related posts from prior to May, 2018.  For hikes after that point, come visit NotesfromaHike.

The “Hermitage” is a 115 year old Victorian cottage that I spent years renovating.  It was once the village crack house (see Acceptance and the Art of Home Renovation).  It’s in a great little mountain town in the northeastern U.S. and is both retirement refuge and permanent launching pad.

And, OK, so I’m a bit of a hermit after 40 years of chaotic, people-overload work.  I’ve traveled a bit and seem to have turned into  an old hiker-chick at this point.

This isn’t a blog about anything in particular, but is rather bits and scraps of this and that.  Maybe it could be considered eclectic.

After a long absence, I’m hoping to catch up with the blogs of old blogging friends and discover some new ones as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Beth

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32 Responses to A little about this blog……

  1. I was so deeply grateful to realize your blog is not about something specific, i immediately followed you. When I’ll find time to read you — or anything else these days — who knows but at least you are up here in the NE so when I whine about the weather, you can whine along with me. That matters.

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    • I got a great laugh out of having the weather in common to whine about, Marilyn. YES, it matters! I really like your blog and writing style and so far especially love hearing about NYC in the old days.

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  2. Elissaveta says:

    Hey Beth, where have you disappeared? There are no posts left on your blog. Are you still on “lockdown” after your piece on Santiago de Compostela? Hope you’re well xx

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  3. milliethom says:

    Hello Beth, it’s lovely to meet you on your own blog now. I was wondering where you came from, and now i know. It seems we share a love of travel, too, although it sounds as though you;re globetrotting a little more often than i am at present. I’ve just been reading Prateek’s post and your comment was right above mine. i couldn’t help but notice that you are going to Santiago de Compostela soon. I haven’t been there, but it sounds fascinating. I was in Andalucia a few weeks ago, and that was lovely. Your ‘hermitage’ sounds idyllic and something to focus on as you renovate it. A lot of hard work to be done, I imagine. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts tomorrow, but right now it’s 11.30pm and time to hit the wooden hills, as thay say. Talk again soon. Millie 🙂

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  4. Gail Kaufman says:

    I’ve always lived in the Northeastern U.S. Nice to be your neighbor 🙂

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  5. Do tell us more about your hermitage and how that is going, Beth. I’d love to learn more.

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  6. Thanks for connecting Beth, I love your blog, I’ve been browsing through it. I’m waiting to finalize the purchase of an old town house that needs renovating. Your ‘hermitage’ sounds wonderful, even if it does need lots of work. Our property is also in a chronic state.

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    • Beth says:

      Renovating an old town house sounds like fun (especially one in Ireland:0)). Maybe you’ll post pictures? My place is almost done now, and to me it’s beautiful – someday I’ll post before and after pictures. Will you be doing alot of the work yourselves? I’m eager to read more of your blog too – we visited Ireland about 5 years ago – Dublin to Doolin to Cashel to Kilkenny to Glendalough and Wicklow. I’m trying to keep up with the riots going on in Baltimore today, as my sister lives on the outskirts of the city, but will read more of your blog later. Very good to connect with you also and I’m delighted that you like the blog!

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  7. alexraphael says:

    Found you through Vinnie. Had to say hi. And to say what a cool blog you have.

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    • Beth says:

      That makes me feel really appreciated, Alex. Thank you! I checked out your blog and am going to enjoy following you as well. You have a wonderful face (I’m an old bird, so don’t worry about being hit on:0))). See you in the blogosphere!

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  8. vinnieh says:

    Cool blog, really interesting to read.

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  9. Beth says:

    Hi Prateek – Thanks for the kind words. I went over to your blog and I probably have a lot to learn from you:0). I’ve known many people from India in the course of working in medicine, and am hoping to be able to visit there someday. I wish you happiness as you make your transition back to your homeland and into your job in e-commerce. See you in the blogosphere!

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  10. After reading the first line itself, I had to like the page. And as I read further I was forced to follow. Eagerly looking forward to sharing your experiences and I have a feeling that I have a lot to learn from you. I could relate as I am a Chemistry major, about to begin working in e-commerce, but enjoy only acting, writing and traveling. 😀

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  11. Elissaveta says:

    Hi Beth. Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog and for all your likes. I see you are an avid traveller and that is definitely a passion we share. I hope to see you again 🙂

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  12. gpcox says:

    Pleasure to meet you.

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  13. lbeth1950 says:

    I think I need a hermitage.

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    • Beth says:

      Oh my gosh, it’s been SO much work and it’s STILL not done! But yes, a hermitage is a good thing to have. Maybe a writing cottage for you? A room in the attic?:0)

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  14. Hi Beth!
    I hopped over after I read your kind comment on my post. Thus…another example of shiny objects getting in my way.
    I love your site already and look forward to reading more. Happy Sunday!
    Michelle

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  15. lbeth1950 says:

    Thanks for liking “her Facts Didn’t Run” on nutsrok

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  16. I started looking forward to exploring your blog the minute that I read this About page. That’s a neat bit of writing on your part, and also a lot of topical interests in common luring me in! This will be fun.
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

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  17. Hi Beth, thanks for the follow and for introducing me to your wonderful blog. Nice to meet you! Betsy

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  18. Angeline M says:

    Thanks for following my blog. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts, and hope you add some with your art work. I, too, love travel; anywhere.

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  19. I haven’t yet, Nida, but I’m extremely flattered to hear from you. Your blog is extraordinary!

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  20. Nida S. says:

    You should write about your travelling adventures! Or do you already?

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