Concerning the Inn:
The Rose and Phoenix Inn is a public house from the English mythopoeic tradition. This means that courtesy, conversation, and good humour are taken seriously, and that the conversations range widely, from the fine art of high adventure through the making of Cherries Jubilee; what Douglas Adams so famously summed up as the grand question of life, the universe, and everything.
Concerning the Innkeeper:
I am a writer, gardener, and Jobbing humanist. I’ve just finished three years of teaching at the University of King’s Colege in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and decided that it seemed a most propitious time to put all my belongings in storage and go walk across Europe, to write, to learn about smallholdings, traditional crafts and cooking, and enrich my storehouse of experience in one fell swoop. Before then, however, I have a month’s adventure of a different sort ahead of me, in the form of four eeeks in Australia and Papua New Guinea with my family. Posts will naturally be irregular but will be plentiful.
Photographs are her own unless otherwise noted.