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Pizza, Gemengde, and Rock Palace

I found this recipe for Sweet Paul’s Grilled Pizza last week, and I could NOT stop thinking about it. My stumbling block was the grill part. We have a grill, but I’ve not tried using it here because of our close neighbours and their open windows. Besides, every time I tried to use the grill in […]

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In The Hague: “The Fred” Shopping Street

After a morning of “official paperwork”, Roxi and I rode our bikes out to the Frederik Hendriklaan shopping street. Affectionately known as “de Fred” by locals, it’s a interesting collection of boutiques, cafes, and food shops. For us, it was just another excuse to get on our bikes and explore more of The Hague–and to enjoy […]

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Well, I guess I better learn Dutch

  I’m taking a break from the York posts to say…   I am a little confused at how close we are to the Holland decision. Mr. DJ says “yes we are going” based on an email he received yesterday. But somehow that email seems a little too easy. Anti-climatic, even.  When we moved to […]

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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

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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We’re back and welcome to the new blog!

Early last week, we took an evening walk around the beautiful medieval walled town of York. The daffodils were in full bloom. When we got back home last Wednesday, all of our dafs down here in the south of England were past their prime.  Well, hello, you’ve found our new blog! I hope you don’t […]

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Remembering to breathe

We’ve been having incredible weather lately! I’ve been tempted to put away the sweaters, but A Modern Mother warned me not to quite yet. What an interesting month it has been so far! The weather has been divine these last two-ish weeks. I was telling a friend of mine that it’s like someone came in and […]

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Snowball Cakes

I like to poke around in grocery stores. Not while I am doing my regular shopping, mind you, but every once in a while, I’ll take a good look around and see if there is anything new on the shelves.  I am sure you can imagine that I’ve found quite a number of delicacies in […]

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Driving in England: Congestion Charges?

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I have a very limited radius when it comes to driving. The furthest I have to drive is an occasional 40-minute trip to my daughter’s best friend’s house. I was just there on Saturday, as a matter of fact. Roxi was invited for […]

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Breakfast on a bun. Good grief, did I really eat all that?

Yesterday after I dropped Roxi off at school, I decided I was going to go to Hobbycraft for some last minute birthday presents for the girl. She recently lost her beloved pencil bag and all its contents–a small fortune in pens and pencils. And since I sympathized, I made the effort to drive the 7.2 […]

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