Tag: OMG England

Comfort Food

Comfort Food

It’s been awhile since I talked about cooking. While we lived in the UK, we had a small kitchen and didn’t have room to store the bulk ingredients you usually keep stocked in the pantry. We made due as best we could but, now that we’re back, we’re happy to stretch our culinary muscles once …

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Memento Mori

Memento Mori

It’s that time again; time to set aside the daily grind and enjoy the winding down of the year. Now that we’re back on the Canadian side of the ocean, we’ll be joining family for the usual celebrations. As such, the blog won’t be updating regularly, but check back on the first for the annual …

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For the Love of It

For the Love of It

Perhaps ironically, shortly after our move to England I wrote about two kinds of happiness; the happiness you find where you are, and the happiness you chase. I think it’s important to find happiness every day, to enjoy as many moments as you can. Ultimately, life is short, too short to waste on discontent. Some …

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The Viking Experience

The Viking Experience

On our way to Edinburgh for the first time, we stopped for an afternoon in York. There were lots of things we wanted to see, but our time was limited. We settled on one thing; the Jorvik Viking Centre, which my husband was eager to visit. The Jorvik Centre is built over top the remains …

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Grace Under Pressure

Grace Under Pressure

One of the most interesting stories from our time in England begins with our inability to find a plunger. Stay with me. It seems that toilet plungers aren’t a big thing in England. We couldn’t find a store that sold one. And when your toilet’s clogged, ordering online isn’t really helpful. After trying three places, …

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Dry At Last

Dry At Last

Originally built in 1510 in Portsmouth, the Mary Rose was a carrack-type warship of the English Tudor navy built for King Henry VIII. Carrak-style ships featured high “castles” in the bow and stern with a low waist of open decking in the middle. The ship was substantially rebuilt in 1536, and it is on this …

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The Warrior and Victory

The Warrior and Victory

The next stop on our giant England vacation was Portsmouth, where we hoped to introduce our friends from opposite sides of the ocean. Meanwhile, we visited the historic docks to tour the ships we’d previously seen from afar. Our first stop was the HMS Warrior, the Royal Navy’s first ironclad ocean-going armoured battleship. As I …

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Moving Day!

Moving Day!

I know it hasn’t been long since the month of hiatuses (and believe me, I feel really bad about the sheer number of them), but it’s time again for me to poof. We’re finally moving in to our new house. After more than a year, we get to have all our stuff back. Moving house …

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