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Notes From A California Summer Road Trip
California HISTORY NATURE + GARDENS

Notes From A California Summer Road Trip

What a wonderful, carefree summer we had! I started the new school year with ambitious creative projects underway and plans for a return trip to the UK this month (yay!) My kids recently returned to school and curiously they have California-edition textbooks for science and Spanish California doesn’t…

September 5, 2015
Golden Hills of Marin
California San Francisco Area

SF Day Trip: West Marin County

Looking for a unique getaway from San Francisco filled with culinary adventure, shucking tools, rubber gloves, and a walk on the most famous fault line in the world? Welcome to West Marin, known by locals as home to oysters beds, dairy farms, and miles of seashore…

June 12, 2015
Rural English daffodils in spring
NATURE + GARDENS

The Year Of The Daffodil

This year the daffodils have never looked more spectacular – – They must love wet feet for this has been the wettest winter on record and they’ve never looked better – While England’s national flower is the rose, the daffodil belongs to Wales –…

March 25, 2014
Thanksgiving Hedgerows UK
LIVING IN ENGLAND NATURE + GARDENS

Thanksgiving’s Hedgerows

As America celebrates Thanksgiving tomorrow – a day of loved ones, traditional food, and American football – my family and I will celebrate our fourth year in a nation that doesn’t pause for the holiday – We have a new normal with new traditions,…

November 27, 2013
Travel To Slovenia
NATURE + GARDENS Slovenia TRAVEL EUROPE

Travel :: Slovenia

How was your summer? – Ours was fantastic partly due to this completely (what seemed to me) random trip – – Slovenia – – I find some of the best experiences come in obscure packaging – And I also find that as we travel…

September 14, 2013
Rapeseed Fields
NATURE + GARDENS

Yellow Country Lanes of Rapeseed

Right now you may get lucky and find yourself driving by a field of rapeseed in England  – – Like anticipating each holiday, I always look forward to seeing this crop before it is harvested for its vegetable oil (known as Canola in North…

June 9, 2013
English Bluebell Beauties
England: General NATURE + GARDENS

English Bluebell Beauties

Growing in ancient forests, the bluebells are at their peak right now A breathtaking blue mist carpeting the forest floor… – – The English bluebell is a protected species found happily growing in ancient woodlands and particularly fond of blooming under beech trees –…

May 14, 2013
The Lambing Season at Bocketts Farm, Leatherhead
England: General FAMILY ACTIVITIES

The Lambing Season

One of the dearest things to do in Spring is visit a farm during the lambing season And if your timing is right, you may see one being born Thanks to ultrasound, the farm sorts the pregnant ewes into different pens according to how…

April 10, 2013