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Earth day 2016

Oh what an Earth Day this was. It’s miserable and dreary and raining, AND I got stuck at home while Ira the repairman fixed my oven. But I’m happy to report that everything is well and I can bake once more. It’s my usual…

April 22, 2016
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Market Monday

I went into town to get a sim card for my British phone and to do some shopping today. Usually shopping happens on Wednesdays, because Wednesdays tend to be pretty quiet and there are literally millions of people here who always decide to shop…

December 14, 2015
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Sunday rest…HA!

Sundays might be meant for rest and a lie-in, HA, not us! We jumped up first thing and hooned X country to Northhamptonshire and the Santa Pod raceway to be part of the Mini in the Park. So many pretty cars! (you have to…

August 17, 2015
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A surprise lake, which we will keep a secret

Chloe and I seem to have developed a ritual of finding out of the way fabulous places, which usually contain lakes, like last year’s treasure. This trip we followed a river off the highway just for fun, then turned right at a ground hog…

May 26, 2015
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Connections, Kristen’s wonderful challenge

It’s funny sometimes how a spur of the moment though…actually, maybe it’s more accurate to say, a mind empty of thoughts, a mind in the present, how that inspires the perfect action. I knew that the challenge word for this week is connections. I…

March 15, 2014
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Hair, Nadine’s wonderful challenge

You know, I’m one of those persons who knows her art limitations. Really I do. I do but, as you probably suspect, I tend to ignore them. Last week my friend Nadine invited me to take part in a weekend drawing challenge. Just like…

March 10, 2014
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Randomness alert!

Those Valentine’s day roses were so lovely that I wanted to hang on to them past their indoor prime and so I lay them on the cafe table out in the garden where I could see them from the kitchen. There’s something so wonderfully…

February 27, 2014
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Visiting Sezincote House

Yesterday my dear friend Elaine and I went to visit a private house. This is Sezincote House, a stately English house, which was built in 1795 by Colonel John Cockerrell (grandson of Samuel Pepy’s) in a Neo-clasical, Neo-Mughal architecture. However, the interior is pure…

August 30, 2013
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Sunday whirl, such a nice mind break from life!

Wow, Brenda, I love that you took these words from street signs along your trip. And I loved playing with them. 🙂 bird, bridge, unstable, wild, bend, rock, retreat, bear, lane, fallen, meadow, island The word if is a curtain in the right breeze…

June 30, 2013