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It Turns Out You Can Go Back Home Again

Oh hello. After a long hiatus, I find myself back here again. I’ve wanted to come back to this space many times, but I’ve had some serious issues with WordPress security, which took a while to fix. And of course, life got in the way as usual. Anyway, here I am again. Twenty-seventeen brings with […]

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Here we go again

A beautiful flowering tree in the Boston Commons. Man, it sure was a long and brutal winter. It’s been nearly two years to the day since I’ve posted on this blog. There must be something in the air this time of year, because I desperately wanted to write something here yesterday, only I couldn’t find […]

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As we come full circle

Well, hello. It’s been quite a while since I was here last–about 15 months, actually. That break was a bit longer than I had intended… oops! One of the hardest things about getting back to blogging after such a long hiatus is, of course, there is so much to catch up on. But never mind, […]

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A few milestones

Well, hello there! Happy New Year, one month in ;) It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I hope all of you have been well. I took a few pictures when I went to Guildford this week. I haven’t been taking a lot of photos lately, mostly because I’ve been working on my Berklee music biz […]

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Hello, hello, hello, hello

Stand well away from Platform 3. The approaching train is not scheduled to stop. Thanks for stopping by! I’m sure you’ve already noticed, but I’m taking a little break from my blog while I work on another BIG project. I’m still hanging around the web, though. You can find me here: * Band Mum Twitter […]

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We sprang forward and a jumble of other things

Finally back in British Summertime, and boy is it nice to have that extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. We’ve been having such BRILLIANT weather too! And obviously our plants are loving the sunshine. Aren’t they blooming nicely? The top photo is a flowering tree of sorts, kind of magnolia-like, but […]

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Ask an Expat: It’s here…

Welcome Autumn! On Saturday, we turned on the heat for the first time. We would have had a fire too, but the fireplace is in the music studio, and there isn’t a lot of lounging space in there. Still, it was a cozy weekend :-) Saturday, I enjoyed a lovely late lunch with my husband […]

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Ask an Expat: Settling in, finding balance

The chaos that is my studio. We are approaching the three month mark of our move back to England. And while we didn’t have a lot of acclimating to do for this move culture-wise, our lives have definitely taken a turn in a different direction. Almost as soon as we moved back, we plunged into […]

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Rockin’ the House

Well, Roxi was the only one who scored an over all “D” (for distinction) in her summer music course, putting her at the top of her class. The vocalists had a three part exam: Theory and Ear Training, Instrument (Voice), and Performance and Improvisation. She was the youngest of the 27 students–only three others were younger […]

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Ask an Expat: Our version of the first day of school

School books and supplies for five classes. In recent weeks, I’ve had  a number of people ask me about Roxi school, so I thought that was probably a sign that I should do an update… Roxi’s books arrived on Friday. The larger packet on the right contained her science kit–we haven’t had a minute to […]

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