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Down Came The Rain…

January 20, 2014

 We have had rain by the bucket-loads

for the past month

Rain in England

For the second time this season,

the river jumped the banks and flooded the street

This has never happened in my four years of living here

You know it’s a big deal when the locals are taking photos too

Floods in England

Although it is a mild inconvenience,

I find it sort of interesting to have a weather related ‘incident’

For the most part, houses and buildings have been fine

It’s mostly fields that have taken the brunt

Flooded field in England

My friend wondered if the flooding coincided with the full moon

And sure enough, the flooding occurred just two days after the full moon

with all its tidal gravity

Funny to see swans and sea birds swimming in pastures

Farms flood in England

Today… blue skies and not a drop of rain

Snow, England Style

Snow, England Style

Wondering what to post this weekend, my answer came from the sky… SNOW! – It doesn’t snow ‘big’ or often in this part of England So beautiful to witness the landscape clothed in white – – Thatched houses – – Fields – – and…

January 19, 2013
Tips to defrost a windscreen

Tips To Defrost A Windscreen

I am a bit intrigued as to why English drivers have frost-free cars on a chilly morning. Having lived in snow country in the US, I am a bit embarrassed to say I still haven’t graduated from using a plastic card to scrape my car before my…

January 16, 2013
Christmas In England

Christmas In England

The Christmas season comes earlier to England than to the US – –  In England, it creeps in as early as November 5th after Guy Fawkes Night  – In the US, the season officially kicks off after Thanksgiving (end of November)  – Although England…

December 20, 2012
Frosty England

Frosty England

 I’ve never been a big fan of winter, but my kids are – – I’m one step closer to loving this season for all that England has shown me… Making the most of every day regardless of weather  – – Each day is a weather adventure…

December 12, 2012
Winter in Surrey
England: Kent + Surrey LIVING IN ENGLAND

A Wintry Week in Surrey

And here I was bragging about how winter missed our island this year. Ha! Here are a few images from the week… And look what cutie-pie visited our backyard! These rose-ringed parakeets (aka ring-necked parakeets) usually stay in the treetops, so seeing one up…

February 12, 2012
Christmas in England

Christmas, English Style

As my daughter will remind you in her daily countdown, Christmas is only 10 days away! I believe today is ‘10 Lords A-Leaping’ Day 🙂 Christmas in England is very similar to the US with Christmas trees, stockings, carolers, and Christmas cards { generic ones…

December 15, 2011
River Thames
England: London HISTORY

A Frozen River Thames?

For those of you who have not visited London, the River Thames cuts through London and is naturally an important part of London’s social and economic history Satellite Image of River Thames through London [wikipedia] Last month, the headlines read ‘UK Experiences The Coldest…

January 21, 2011