1. Anonymous asked: I had squid ink pasta once! It was at an outdoor festival, and I too was trying to be brave about food. I ended up hiding it under my chair so no one would notice I didn't finish it. Tumblr won't let me login, so you'll have to guess who it is! Spooooky. PS thanks for bacon this morning!

    Little Turtle thinks this must be the darling Roomie! Or else it’s from a spooky ghost. Though it must be an old message, either way. (For shame, Tumblr, for shame. Little Turtle wants to hear from his friends. :c )

    It’s ok, Roomie, The Girl and Little Turtle both understand. Sometimes being brave about food is a new and exciting experience that makes every cell in your digestive system want to sing with delight… but sometimes being brave about food is a new and horrific experience that makes every cell in your digestive system want to hurl itself into the sun and die a fiery death, ne’er to return. Either way, you always have a new story to tell!
    (The Girl has a head cold, can you tell?)

     
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    Little Turtle and The Girl made it home to Portland International Airport safe and sound. The journey out to England was so much longer — about 49 sleepless hours — but heading home was only 15 hours total. The Girl was sitting next to such an annoying and space-hoggy person on the long flight back; he even stuck his stinky feet under the seat in front of her, right up against her backpack! And the plane was delayed taking off because it was apparently waiting for him and his smelly tuna sandwich and his loud headphones. Rude. So rude, Unknown Dude. Don’t kick The Girl in the ankle, or she will spend the whole flight thinking of the snarkiest things to write about you on Little Turtle Travels, only to forget them all by the time she has wifi.

    Little Turtle and The Girl made it home to Portland International Airport safe and sound. The journey out to England was so much longer — about 49 sleepless hours — but heading home was only 15 hours total. The Girl was sitting next to such an annoying and space-hoggy person on the long flight back; he even stuck his stinky feet under the seat in front of her, right up against her backpack! And the plane was delayed taking off because it was apparently waiting for him and his smelly tuna sandwich and his loud headphones. Rude. So rude, Unknown Dude. Don’t kick The Girl in the ankle, or she will spend the whole flight thinking of the snarkiest things to write about you on Little Turtle Travels, only to forget them all by the time she has wifi.

     
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    Little Turtle learns about the various seasonal activities from once upon a time from this huge painting at Lewes Castle. He’s not sure what all of them are, though. January: stay inside under the blankets where it’s warm. February: sit in front of the fire. April: admire the pretty flowers. September: reenact parts of The Hobbit. October: drop stuff. November: hope the dropping-stuff guy doesn’t start an awkward conversation.

    Little Turtle learns about the various seasonal activities from once upon a time from this huge painting at Lewes Castle. He’s not sure what all of them are, though. January: stay inside under the blankets where it’s warm. February: sit in front of the fire. April: admire the pretty flowers. September: reenact parts of The Hobbit. October: drop stuff. November: hope the dropping-stuff guy doesn’t start an awkward conversation.

     
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    Little Turtle perches on the Russian cannon in Lewes Castle that was brought in as a decoration and apparently hasn’t ever been fired. The rain made it very dramatic, and had the added bonus of sending all the other castle visitors inside, so The Guy, The Girl, and Little Turtle had most of the grounds all to themselves.

    Little Turtle perches on the Russian cannon in Lewes Castle that was brought in as a decoration and apparently hasn’t ever been fired. The rain made it very dramatic, and had the added bonus of sending all the other castle visitors inside, so The Guy, The Girl, and Little Turtle had most of the grounds all to themselves.

     
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    The answer to yesterday’s guessing game - Little Turtle is at Lewes Castle in Lewes, Sussex County, England. Did you guess correctly? Little Turtle will be very impressed if you did. (It’s okay to say you guessed correctly, even if you didn’t. LT will praise you just the same. Well, maybe he will be a little less impressed.)

    The answer to yesterday’s guessing game - Little Turtle is at Lewes Castle in Lewes, Sussex County, England. Did you guess correctly? Little Turtle will be very impressed if you did. (It’s okay to say you guessed correctly, even if you didn’t. LT will praise you just the same. Well, maybe he will be a little less impressed.)

     
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    Can you guess where Little Turtle is?

    Can you guess where Little Turtle is?

     
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    Hey, The Girl! Pay attention, or you won’t get the important part into focus! Sigh… This curly iron gate and mysterious battle angel statue were found in Lewes, England. Also in Lewes: a few adorable secondhand shops, one of which had a 1930s-1940s edition of Mrs Beeton’s Cookery Book. This was, mystifyingly, very exciting to The Girl, who kept yammering on about how she’s been looking for a copy of Mrs Beeton’s recipes without the household management sections. Evidently is has been very difficult to find.

    Hey, The Girl! Pay attention, or you won’t get the important part into focus! Sigh… This curly iron gate and mysterious battle angel statue were found in Lewes, England. Also in Lewes: a few adorable secondhand shops, one of which had a 1930s-1940s edition of Mrs Beeton’s Cookery Book. This was, mystifyingly, very exciting to The Girl, who kept yammering on about how she’s been looking for a copy of Mrs Beeton’s recipes without the household management sections. Evidently is has been very difficult to find.

     
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    A rare photo of The Girl, courtesy of The Guy! The Guy’s family politely didn’t question Little Turtle’s presence at their Christmas dinner. (More likely they didn’t notice.) The Girl had turkey and The Guy ordered duck. The duck was much nicer than the turkey, but The Guy still graciously shared it in exchange for the ham that came with The Girl’s turkey. The Guy’s family was very patient with The Girl as she got mixed up about which hand was supposed to hold whose Christmas cracker - apparently you don’t just open your own - and she got the traditional paper crown, a bad joke to tell, and a tiny orange plastic comb.

    A rare photo of The Girl, courtesy of The Guy! The Guy’s family politely didn’t question Little Turtle’s presence at their Christmas dinner. (More likely they didn’t notice.) The Girl had turkey and The Guy ordered duck. The duck was much nicer than the turkey, but The Guy still graciously shared it in exchange for the ham that came with The Girl’s turkey. The Guy’s family was very patient with The Girl as she got mixed up about which hand was supposed to hold whose Christmas cracker - apparently you don’t just open your own - and she got the traditional paper crown, a bad joke to tell, and a tiny orange plastic comb.

     
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    Little Turtle and The Girl are on the road! ..Sort of. Technically, they’re at Portland International Airport. The carpeting at the airport is going to be replaced soon, so a lot of designers are putting the pattern onto commemorative mugs, water bottles, t-shirts, and even socks. Soon they’ll be on their way to see The Guy - how exciting!

    Little Turtle and The Girl are on the road! ..Sort of. Technically, they’re at Portland International Airport. The carpeting at the airport is going to be replaced soon, so a lot of designers are putting the pattern onto commemorative mugs, water bottles, t-shirts, and even socks. Soon they’ll be on their way to see The Guy - how exciting!

     
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    Little Turtle finally had a reason to say, “Are you my mummy?” The Girl was significantly less creeped out than he had hoped. This particular turtle was sitting there in Maltese Mama when The Girl turned around to check out more of the interesting decor. Maltese Mama was a very tasty restaurant in San Giljan, Malta. The Girl had an absolutely delicious rabbit stew, and would definitely recommend this restaurant.

    Little Turtle finally had a reason to say, “Are you my mummy?” The Girl was significantly less creeped out than he had hoped. This particular turtle was sitting there in Maltese Mama when The Girl turned around to check out more of the interesting decor. Maltese Mama was a very tasty restaurant in San Giljan, Malta. The Girl had an absolutely delicious rabbit stew, and would definitely recommend this restaurant.