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Ariane’s art challenge: Tide

Hello everyone, I know it’s been too quiet here on my blog and it’s been a bit of a hard adjustment back to Vancouver this month. Basically I found myself with nothing of any value to share. Therefore I’m so grateful to Ariane for…

September 24, 2016
At the White Horse, Uffington

At the ancient White Horse, plus video

You know, When I think about it, it’s pretty silly that we haven’t taken the time to walk up here in a few years. It’s actually only about 20 miles away from home, and now that we’re here I wonder what took us so…

August 29, 2016
Blenheim Palace

Lunch at the palace next door: Blenheim Palace and a video

Hello everybody, this morning FB gave me one of those memories from __ suggestions, and it was from Blenheim seven years ago. It’s been more like 13 years of me being a pass holder, of me casually parking up, flashing my membership card and…

August 25, 2016
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Indiana Jones and an Andrews sister at Retro Festival

Hello everyone, it’s been a wonderfully roller coastery Saturday for us at the Retro Festival. We had the most amazing time with our friends Chris and Diane and their darling granddaughter Kelsey. We toured the vintage car show grounds, shopped miles of vintage markets,…

August 15, 2016
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Visiting William Morris at Kelmscott Manor, plus video

I love it when my friend Elaine calls and says, “Are you free Wednesday next at about a quarter past one, dahling?” I love it because I know she’s planning a surprise for me. In the past she’s taken me to Charlecote Park, Seizincote…

August 4, 2016
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Pre-supper drinks in our friend’s garden plus a silly video

Our friends Elaine and William invited us to their lovely garden for pre-supper drinks. Our friends Mile and Val were there as well, and it was so lovely and warm in the garden that we talked and caught up till well past supper. Today…

July 25, 2016
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A steam rally visit

Do you guys know what a steam rally is? You probably do, but up until a few years ago, I didn’t. It’s a gathering of all sorts of historic steam-powered machines from the Industrial Revolution to modern times. There are machines that whir, and…

July 23, 2016