Even though the lonesome nature of your current situation is oppressive, you have been in far worse situations. In a way, the trees and birds chirping are relaxing; the post-rain aroma a comforting change of pace. You take a moment and think back to your understanding of medieval England… is this accurate?
[Research: conduct some basic research on the natural landscape of medieval England. Where where settlements typically located? Do you think that it is believable that a city would emerge in an area that seems removed from other cultural and trading centers? Write a short paragraph in your journal and post a summary below.]