Tag: OMG England

Positive Inner Voice

Positive Inner Voice

After a recent bout of Insomnia, my eyes are open to a lot of unhealthy practices in my life. Most are stress related, but stress can be generated by our thoughts and attitudes. A small problem can easily become a large one, a string of ill luck can easily turn into a bad day, and …

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The Streets of London – Part 1

The Streets of London – Part 1

A city of some 8 million people, London is one of the most visited cities by international travellers. It traces its roots back to Roman times, and the central city of London still largely maintains its medieval boundaries. My husband and I spent our first two days in England in London, at a university dorm …

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A Life Resumed

A Life Resumed

A year ago we packed our life into storage and flew across the ocean for an amazing adventure. It wasn’t easy, selling our first house on short notice, leaving behind everything we spent a decade building, but we did it because we’ve always believed in following our dreams. I never imagined marrying a teacher would …

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Summer Vacation!

Summer Vacation!

English schools run quite a bit later than we’re used to. Here we are at the end of July and we’ve finally reached hubby’s first full week of summer vacation! (Canadian Schools finished back in June!) They get lots of little breaks throughout the year instead (which was strange for us, but also convenient). So …

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The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle

Not long ago, I mentioned Stonehenge on my list of things to see someday. One of my dearest friends (the same one who took me to Disney World a couple years ago) felt the same way. So it became the first major trip of our visit. My in-laws decided to rent a car, partly because …

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Medieval Guildford

Medieval Guildford

When company came to visit from across the ocean, we put together a large itinerary that would let us hit all the major sites. But when all was said and done, we had an extra day with nothing planned. It fell at the beginning of the trip, so we decided to hit somewhere close to …

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The Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles

My husband is sometimes sent to London for workshops. So when they sent him on a Friday, the night the British Museum is open late, we decided we’d spend a few more hours exploring its hallowed halls. A friend had already asked what we thought of the Elgin Marbles, so we made that our first …

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Temporary Living

Temporary Living

One of my best friends is a navy wife. A few years back, after a particularly bad move, she spoke to me about living life in limbo. She does this every few years; packs it all up and moves wherever her husband is reassigned. I told her once I didn’t know how she managed. She …

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Going Overboard

Going Overboard

Remember a few months ago when I mentioned our obsession with stuff? I’d like to believe it grows out of good intentions. The fact is, when you buy something big and expensive, you want to show it off. You’re proud that you were able to acquire this big, expensive thing, and you want people to …

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