Category Archives: England

Hello again 2017

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The morning sky in Oxford simply reminded me of the importance of spending time in nature. Studies are saying just five minutes can reduce stress and anxiety allowing us to have roaming focus instead of that heart beating pulse of … Continue reading

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Tales from the City–Mr. Post Man Please…

One of the things I marvel at is my life on both sides of the pond. There are so many little differences we  take for granted. For example, I was giving my dear friend my new address for the farm … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- A Shell Grotto In Margate.

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We headed out to a Shell Grotto in the seaside town of Margate, famous for the great artist Turner.  A Shell Grotto? Oh, I did have a little moan.  Now, I’m not a big fan of touristy things, and the … Continue reading

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Art Deco and Egyptian Splendour- Black and White #31

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  One of the things that I love about London is the contrast and sometime very successful balance of the old with the very new. Well, age is all relative. The stunning Shell Building was a glory of Art Deco … Continue reading

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Doors- Hastings

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  We were doing the drive through the countryside and stopped off for fish and chips in Hastings. Wandering around the town, I came across this door. The colours grabbed me, the blue walls, the pistachio ice cream trim, the … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- To Market I go- Spitalfields Market

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Spitalfields Market is in Shoreditch, which at the turn of the century was the manufacturing district of London. It was once occupied by silk weavers, some from the French Protestant Huguenots, who took refuge in England after the reversal of … Continue reading

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Tales from the City- Saving St Pancs

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    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve bashed through St Pancs and never knew there was an amazing statue upstairs. ( I didn’t even realise that there was an upstairs with restaurants and shops! ) I missed … Continue reading

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