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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
Kate Middleton
HISTORY LIVING IN ENGLAND

Royal Birth On Its Way

 With the headlines now reading that the Duchess of Cambridge is in labor, I admit I get all tingly about happy beginnings  – source: Telegraph – It’s not uncommon to hear an English person say ‘Now, I’m not a Royalist but…’ followed by something…

July 22, 2013
Chelsea Flower Show, London
England: London NATURE + GARDENS

Chelsea Flower Show 2013: The Gardens

So I quickly learned that on Press Day the international media is mostly there for the celebrities  which was good news for me as the garden designers were hanging around their installments, ready to chat – Birmingham City Council exhibit – So here were my…

May 23, 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
Election Night at US Embassy
LIVING IN ENGLAND

Election Night At The US Embassy

What better place to watch the election unfold than in the US Embassy in London?! { cameras not allowed, so all from my phone } The Embassy was all lit up and with tight security * * Live Dixieland music greeted us – so…

November 9, 2012
Ceremony of the Keys in London
England: London FAMILY ACTIVITIES HISTORY

London: Ceremony Of The Keys

Tower Of London – Last weekend we attended the Ceremony Of The Keys, one of the oldest ceremonies in England and definitely the shortest – Lasting only seven minutes, we witnessed the official 9:30pm lock up of this national fortress which holds the Crown…

October 28, 2012