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The adventures of Sir Oliver – Part 1

December 4, 2019

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Sir Oliver is our favorite souvenir from our awesome London trip. He is a busy little being! 1. Sir Oliver at our flat in London. Sir Oliver watching over us as we plan our London adventures. We adopted Sir Oliver from his home at Buckingham Palace.  Sir Oliver is named for one of our fabulous […]

The London adventure – Part 7

November 20, 2019

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Oh no, another post about London. I’ve had to resort to posting mainly pictures this week since I have been swamped with my project work. (And Mr. Ken hasn’t done anything funny lately for me to write about.) I still miss London and wish we were back there. I have to say our trip to […]

The definition of fine dining

November 6, 2019

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You might say that I am very much a traditionalist at heart. This was brought home to me by a recent dining experience. Every year, in October, several cousins gather with me and Mr. Ken to celebrate our birthdays. We always go to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. This is the oldest operating inn in the United […]

The London adventure – Part 6

October 24, 2019

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Yep, we took lots of pictures when we were in London. It’s fun to go back and look at them, so we can relive our vacation. I’m usually not a visual person, but when I think back on our trip, images come to mind. This picture of a quintessential English pub, with pretty flowers, brings […]

The London adventure – Part 5

October 16, 2019

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Still(!) more London pictures, thanks to Mr. Ken. 1. Royal Guards. The Royal Mews is a part of Buckingham Palace. The Royal Guards sit on these magnificent animals. What a beautiful site! 2. God save the Queen. In addition to our dear Sir Oliver, we just had to get this refrigerator magnet. This sums up […]

The London adventure – Part 4

October 9, 2019

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Thank goodness Mr. Ken is the photographer in the family. Otherwise, you’d all be seeing pictures of pavement and sky. I blame it on my lack of spatial awareness. 1. Love of monarchy. As the citizen of a pure democracy (well, more or less “pure”), I don’t completely get the concept of a monarchy. It […]

The London adventure – Part 3

October 2, 2019

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So the London adventure continues . . . 1. A real sense of history. I have always been interested in World War II, my Dad fought in that war. Although, he never wanted to talk about it. As much as I have studied about it, it seemed to be a war that happened, “over there.” […]

The London Adventure – Part 2

September 25, 2019

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Hello again. It’s time for the second installment of our London adventures. I know you all can’t wait. 🙂 1. Mind the gap. I just love the English accents! Of course, the English would say that we Americans have the accent, not them. I swear, I could listen to someone reading the phone book with […]

The London adventure -Part 1

September 18, 2019

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We just came back from a fabulous two weeks in London. I have a new favorite city! The history, the culture, the people – I loved it all. If I were 30 years younger, I would seriously consider moving there for a few years. And so the adventure begins. 1. Let’s talk about packing, shall […]

What can you believe in the media?

August 7, 2019

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And I am not talking about all the political nonsense going on here in America. So Mr. Ken and I are planning a big trip to London. As part of our preparation, I wanted to see what the weather has been like so I can plan my outfits. On a side note here, Mr. Ken […]