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English Culture

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LIVING IN ENGLAND

Landed: Repatriating To The US

Such a long absence, I know I’ve needed time to sift the events, the thoughts, the feelings in my mind While in the UK, I had no idea what my reflections would reveal from this side of the move… London Heathrow Airport Our move…

September 22, 2014
Visit Beatrix Potter's Lake District
England: General LITERATURE + FILM NATURE + GARDENS

The Lake District

For the long holiday weekend we took a quick zip to the Lake District, the largest and most visited National Park in England located near the Scottish border – – You can see how this area has inspired so many authors including William Wordsworth…

June 7, 2014
Visit Downton Abbey Locations
England: Kent + Surrey LITERATURE + FILM

Downton Abbey Film Locations

Highclere Castle is the primary film location for ITV’s popular Downton Abbey television series – Highclere Castle is open to the public select days each year – – Although I won’t have a chance to visit Highclere Castle, I recently had tea at Byfleet Manor…

June 1, 2014
View of Parliament in London
England: London FAMILY ACTIVITIES

21 Unique Things To Do In London

– When visiting London, of course you will visit the famous landmarks – Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge – – But what if you have a teenager (or grown up) who needs to do more than just sightseeing? – Here’s 21 suggestions of experiences…

January 7, 2014
Puppy Raised English
LIVING IN ENGLAND

Puppy Raised English

 Hiya! (that’s English for ‘hello’) – I’m Millie, a 5 month old spaniel – – I want to tell you a bit about my puppy class in England, which may interest my American doggy friends It is really different from the US! – My…

November 18, 2013
Autumn Arrives In Surrey
England: Kent + Surrey NATURE + GARDENS

Autumn Arrives In Surrey

With autumn comes the familiar rain, darkness, and chill –  Fog in the fields – – Warming soups Fires in the fireplace Chunky sweaters Bulky blankets Apples dropping Pumpkins to be picked Blackberry brambles picked over – – A rain shower of acorns started by…

October 25, 2013
About Town
LIVING IN ENGLAND

About Town

Just a few images of everyday life in England to remind myself this is not ‘everyday’ in the States – Fishmonger and egg seller from the back of van – I’m not sure why this prompted a warning sign… – – A great volunteer…

October 15, 2013