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Kew Gardens, England (Part II)

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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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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Roxi, Roxi, Roxi

On Friday, Roxi went to see An Inspector Calls with her class at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Before the show, the kids were allowed to go to dinner in small, unsupervised groups. Amazingly everyone showed up at the theatre on time! On Saturday, Roxi sat her drama exam at LAMDA. She and three other students […]

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Roxi says…

Look! It’s Roxi reading the Carmen program from last month’s show. This is an accurate reflection of her. Get it? Reflection? Of her? Reading theatre stuff?  Heh heh… Ok, never mind. My girl was so appreciative of all of your comments and emails yesterday. Thank you so much for your encouraging messages. It really meant […]

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Weekend round-up and 4th photo meme

In the excitement of our first big snowfall and two divine “snow days”, I totally forgot to post my weekend wrap up. And what a weekend it was too! Guess who came from Texas This is Roxi’s traditional BD cake, spice cake with caramel frosting. Woo Hoo! Roxi just finished the last piece yesterday. Hint, […]

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Snow, snow, hidely-ho

Trudy wishes Stella, Edward, Molly and Josey could come to play. Snow is so fun! I made this video yesterday, btw. No snow predicted for tomorrow. But there is more snow in the forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Mr. DJ took the Eurostar to the Continent yesterday afternoon. He gave up on the airport, especially […]

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Roxi’s Christmas Dinner and a Video

Roxi experienced an English “Christmas Dinner” at school yesterday. Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes Bacon wrapped sausages (yikes!) Stuffing Mince pies* Lollipops and Christmas Crackers Since I have never seen an open Christmas cracker, I bought a box of 12 for us to open (pop?) during our little “Christmas morning” here before we leave. Roxi says […]

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Thanksgiving menu and other food thoughts

I am feeling better today. I got a lot of planning done this weekend, plus it SNOWED yesterday! Ok, it was snow/sleet and not very much of it, but it was pretty while it lasted. In Thanksgiving news, Roxi and Mr. DJ voted the turkey off our menu in favor of a “Honey Baked” ham. […]

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Poland: Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka)

Poland: Wieliczka Salt Mine (Kopalnia Soli Wieliczka)

We were lucky with the weather during our time in Poland. It only rained once! And happily for us, it was the day we decided to visit the salt mines. What better place to spend a cold, drippy day?     “The Salt Mine Wieliczka is the oldest salt enterprise on Polish land dating back to the […]

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Streaming Video from Texas

If you can’t get Texas TV but want some real time Hurricane Ike coverage, try this.

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