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Down Came The Rain...
Living In England Nature + Gardens

Down Came The Rain…

 We have had rain by the bucket-loads for the past month – – 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…

January 20, 2014
Snow, England Style
Living In England

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
Living In England My Story

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
History Living 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
Living In England Nature + Gardens

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
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
Living 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
Waterperry Garden
Great Britain: To Do + See Nature + Gardens

Spring In My Step: Waterperry Gardens

Naturalized snowdrops in Waterperry Gardens Motivated by Modern Country Style’s Garden Party, coupled with reading the latest issue of The English Garden, I grabbed my family, camera, and SatNav (of course) to go to Snowdrop Weekend at Waterperry Gardens in Oxfordshire. In our family, this…

February 8, 2011
River Thames
History London: To Do + See

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