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Fun at the Government Interview

March 3, 2021

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February 2021 rolls around and guess what, a major snowstorm is scheduled for the day of our interviews. I tried to go in and reschedule, but nothing was available. The closest available appointments were in Vermont on the Canadian border. Now, that won’t work since Vermont doesn’t let people from Massachusetts in since we have […]

Government fun and games

February 24, 2021

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No, this post is not about any government conspiracies. Although that might make for an interesting post. This is about the rather mundane task of applying for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler Program. Except it was not so mundane. A year ago, Mr. Ken and I decided to apply for the Global Entry Trusted Traveler […]

Find a reason to celebrate

January 27, 2021

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This is a tough one these days with all the bad and sad news, but we can try. This week we celebrated the first anniversary of Sir Angus’ arrival from across the pond. In honor of the special occasion, we had to get a balloon, cupcakes and ice cream. Here are the guys ready to […]

Having something to look forward to

December 2, 2020

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The news just keeps getting worse and worse. So I try to have something to look forward to every day. The latest is Season 4 of The Crown. As you can see, our “guys” like watching this show as well. Sir Oliver loves seeing his fellow Palace Guards; Sir Angus loves seeing his fellow Balmoral […]

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 […]