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Good thing birthdays come but once a year

Good thing birthdays come but once a year

This has to be my very favourite view while biking into the Centrum. It’s the Binnenhof. Roxi and I took a tour of the Kight’s Hall last summer. Roxi and I started the day with much needed haircuts from the Aveda Salon in the Haagsche Bluf. We liked the little massage we got before our haircuts […]

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Kew Garden, England (Part I)

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!)

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: Getting there

York, England: Getting there

Since we weren’t sure about the NL move this summer (meaning we might be leaving the UK soon), we decided we would take some of Roxi’s two-week Spring Break and see some things in England. After thumbing through a few guidebooks, and checking what was available accommodations-wise, we decided to head up to York in […]

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We're s-h-o-pp-i-n-g, we're shopping*

We’re s-h-o-pp-i-n-g, we’re shopping*

A restaurant near London’s Fortune Theatre where we saw “The Woman in Black”. There were some really nice-looking shops in the Covent Garden area. Too bad we didn’t have time to do a bit of browsing on Tuesday. Yesterday, Roxi and I ventured into the town next to ours in hopes of a little beginner’s […]

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"Girl Day" London Version

“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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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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London: The Globe Theatre and "We Will Rock You"

London: The Globe Theatre and “We Will Rock You”

One thing you learn quickly when living in England is: if the sun shines, go out! We haven’t been into London as a family for a while, so when the sun came out Saturday morning, London was our destination. Roxi wanted to go to the Globe Theatre gift store to buy a few little leather-bound […]

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La "Meme" chose

Okay, bad pun. But thanks to Barrie, you have something else to read about today instead of  the post I planned to write: an extended lament for my poor postman who still was delivering mail at 5:30 last night. He said that he could barely see–the streets are very dark out here in the boonies. […]

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A show of hands–how many of you will order pizza this weekend after overindulging on Thanksgiving fare?

I have been meaning to do a “local pizza delivery menu” post since I saw my first flier last year.  Anyone who says the food here in the UK is boring or bland obviously hasn’t been here recently. The food is varied and delicious, and most of all, very fresh. I’m not going to promise that every […]

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