Apologies, but I just had to use that line. I have wanted to use it somewhere since the first time I saw it on a billboard approaching South of the Border on I-95. Finally, my moment has arrived! Sunday afternoon we went to a butcher shop called The Ginger Pig for our long awaited and…

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London is not like most cities. You can’t find the “ile de la cite” the way you can in many towns and cities large and small, new and old, the world over. I have been told that it is really the coming together of the city of London and the city of Westminster that was…

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Can you guess where I took these pictures? Give up? OK, I will tell you. The stairs at the Tate Britian. 2.  Abstract art in a posh South Kensington Hotel. 3. Chancel window at St. Martin in the Field Church. Apologies! I could not help it, but I am pulling your leg about #2. Actually,…

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Apologies to The Sun, I believe. I stole the title from one of the morning papers here. However, as we jumped on the tube this morning, grabbing a paper as we always do, it read that Nigel Farage thought it was all over. Obviously, they “put the paper to bed” before the official tally was…

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  WE ARE LIVING THE DREAM. Almost. We have always wanted to live abroad, and we are as close as we will ever get to living in another country. Close is good. Very good. Five weeks in the UK is working for us. We are loving the challenge of finding (sorry, I believe I am supposed…

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The last leg of Haley, Logan, Harvey and my trip consisted of a three night stay in Amsterdam. It would be hard to say for sure but Amsterdam may have been my favorite city that we visited on this trip.  We began the first day arriving via train from Brussels. We took a cab to…

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Those are catchy words in a song from our collective past and more recently in a hotel commercial,  but the Brits are taking this question very seriously right now. Should they stay or should they go? It is so exciting for me, a political junkie, to watch another country get completely energized about an issue…

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          We had a fabulous day with Ray Vandenburg seeing small towns (dorps) in the countryside of Northern Holland. I have never seen so much water or so many flowers. We went to a clog making shop. Later we saw a cycling club out in the countryside and about 90% of the men were…

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  We arrived in Amsterdam via train yesterday from Brussels. We had been in Brussels since Tuesday and had a really nice time there. I have to admit that I am quite sure there is no lovelier square on the planet than Brussels’ Grand Place, but Amsterdam’s canals and architecture make it my favorite of…

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