As was the case last summer, some of the best living this summer has gone unblogged – out of necessity, lack of time to write about it, or the need for a break. As we head into fall (already?), I wanted to share a few glimpses of my summer with you.
We saw HEM at the Sinclair in Cambridge, in early June. I have loved their music since my long-ago days as a barista at an indie coffee house, when one of our regulars gave me their album Rabbit Songs. Hearing them play “Half an Acre,” which I adore, was a highlight.
I attended a work function in Memorial Hall on Harvard’s campus and ate my first meal inside Annenberg Hall, which looks like something out of the Harry Potter movies (or out of Oxford, where they were filmed):
We spent an afternoon wandering around Portsmouth, NH…
…where we visited three bookstores, including the wonderful Book & Bar:
My parents are adorable.
My dad always has to have lobstah when he comes to Boston, and you can get ‘em cheap at Quincy Market:
We headed back to Cape Cod for a weekend in August, complete with bookstore browsing, a Cape Cod League baseball game and some serious beach time. (This was after the swimming, the reading and the accompanying sunburn, and right before the sunset.)
This weekend, we headed to a friend’s housewarming party, where she donned a fabulous blazer to host a game of couples Jeopardy (which J and I won):
And in between, there have been plenty of patio dinners, trips to the farmer’s market, episodes of Inspector Lewis, Sunday cookouts with friends, great books, and ordinary evenings spent hanging out with my love.
What have you left unblogged this summer?