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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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Trudy starring in “Yay! It’s Spring!!”

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Spring comes on the World

The quince is blooming. Well, maybe just a hint of it. One can sense a change in the air this week. It’s still cold (30s-40s), but I can go out in my tshirt for a minute or two without feeling like I’m going to freeze. The forsythia is blooming and glows in what little sunlight we have. The […]

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Meanwhile, back at the ranch

A window display in Guildford, England. That little guy spun around. I am not quite sure what to make of this… any guesses? Yes, I’m still here. My computer crashed big time again last week, and my poor husband had to reload everything TWICE. By the time I was up and running, my dear mother-in-law […]

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What a fun week!

Mmmmm. My Chemical Romance at Wembley Arena. And Portugal… More next week :-)

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Reading Binge

“…I started to read. I finished the book in one sitting, leaving the children unbathed, dogs unwalked, a husband unfed, and giving alternate cries of joy and recognition throughout.” –Jilly Cooper in her introduction to EM Delafield’s Diary of a Provincial Lady Okay, so it hasn’t been as bad as all that, but I have […]

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Utterly charming

If you are looking for a good book to chase away the winter blues, pick up this little lovely! From the back: In 1949 Helene Hanff, a “poor writer with an antiquarian taste in  books”, wrote to Marks & Co Booksellers of 84 Charing Cross Rd, in search of the rare editions she was unable […]

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Well, there went January

A girl + her new guitar = love at first sight. Thanks for all of your kind messages for Roxi! She had an awesome birthday weekend. It’s weird to realize that she’s 16 and that if we were in the States, she probably would be driving. As it is, she has absolutely no desire to […]

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Sweet Sixteen

It’s hard to believe this rocker chick is going to be sixteen in a couple of days. Happy birthday, baby girl. I have a feeling this is going to be a huge year for you! xoxo

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Week in Pictures 2

Roxi and I went to see Escape the Fate at the O2 Academy Islington. I am so glad we weren’t in the PIT. For Roxi, it’s all about the show and the musicians and not being part of the crowd. Roxi spent a few days at our local library taking her end of semester exams […]

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