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Happy Sir Oliver Day!

September 9, 2020

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With the continuing barrage of bad news these days, we must find reasons to celebrate. For us, we just finished celebrating Sir Oliver Day. It was a year ago on September 4, when we “adopted” Sir Oliver from the Buckingham Palace Gift Shop (that’s in London, in case you all didn’t know). So we had […]

Road trip!

July 1, 2020

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So Mr. Ken and I decided to venture out to Rhode Island last week. I have a cousin who recently moved there and we are very close. We felt comfortable going to visit him because he has been staying at home, leaving home only to go for walks and to the grocery store. Since this […]

Sir Oliver and Sir Angus

January 29, 2020

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There’s been more excitement at our house! I’d like to introduce everyone to Sir Angus, who is Sir Oliver’s cousin from Scotland! He’s part of the piper guard that protects the Royal family at their Balmoral estate in Scotland. Yes, he plays the bagpipes sometimes! Note his very sharp uniform including the official plaid kilt! […]

The adventures of Sir Oliver – Part 2

December 11, 2019

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Yes, there are more adventures of our beloved Sir Oliver! 1. Sir Oliver watching his favorite show, “The Crown.” Sir Oliver is a bit homesick for London. He especially loves seeing his beloved Queen Elizabeth and his original home, Buckingham Palace. 2. Sir Oliver watching the little birds at the bird feeder. The little birds […]

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 […]