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Now that’s what I call a sandcastle!

We spent the rainy weekend mostly indoors. It was probably for the best as we really needed to sit down and plan our upcoming holiday. We’re leaving on Friday! Nothing like waiting until the last minute ;-) Anyway, I’ve got a bit of a back log of photos from here and there, so to continue […]

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Kew Gardens, England (Part II)

Continuing our tour of Kew… Part I can be found here. This beautiful home was built in 1631 for Samuel Fortrey, a rich merchant. The royal family leased the house in 1728, and used it as a family retreat during the time of King George III.  Today, you can tour this home. I’d like to go […]

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Kew Garden, England (Part I)

On Tuesday, my good friend S and I visited the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year, the garden is celebrating its 250th birthday!  The garden is huge: 121 hectares or 300 acres. We were there for three hours and probably saw less than half of it. And we were being […]

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York, England: National Railway Museum (not just for train enthusiasts!)

After spending four hours at the Castle Museum in York, we decided to hike over to the National Railway Museum. It is a bit of a walk, so if you are short on time, you might consider taking a taxi. Also, you might want to save your touring feet for all the walking you’ll do […]

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York, England: Castle Museum

York is filled with at least two full days worth of goodness–and that’s picking and choosing from many worthy venues. Using the Rick Steves and Michelin guidebooks, we settled on our top three sites: the Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, and the York Minster. We also enjoyed an evening stroll around the city’s beautiful […]

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And now, back to our regularly scheduled program

  Spring break is FINALLY over. The last two weeks felt so long. Not bad long–it was a great break. But I think it makes the rest of the school year harder to face, to buckle down and get back into the groove. Only 32 more school days left! I think Roxi feels refreshed, though. […]

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“Girl Day” London Version

Ever since Roxi was a little girl, she and I indulged in what I called “Girl Days”. Basically, they are mother-daughter dates that usually include a girly lunch, a bit of shopping, and maybe a visit to a museum or a movie. Here’s our London version yesterday afternoon: First a little lunch. We ate Café de Hong […]

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Ah, the joys of living near London

From our front garden. You all were good sports about my silly April Fool’s Day Joke!  Thanks for playing along ;-) I was supposed to go into Town today to take care of a little paperwork for our move to NL, but the G20 summit has made things a bit crazy here at the moment. […]

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OMG. We’re moving back to Texas :-(

If you can’t see this video, click here. PS Please don’t forget about April Food Day.  PPS Thank you, Fantastic Forrest for the heads up about Xtra Normal!

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Living as an American (Texan!) in England

Yesterday, I was exchanging messages with Emm about what to write for World Blog Surf Day. I was trying to think of a way to boil down my expat experience here in England. Two years of living abroad was a bit too much to condense into a short post. However, one thing I kept circling […]

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