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Ah, Buckinghamshire in the summer time. After months and months of complaining about how it’s too cold, too grey, too dark, too everything, the sun comes out in Bucks and it’s finally time to put on the shorts and get to know your neighbors. Or something like that. Finding things…
This weekend, the sunshine came out in most of Britain and temperatures near us reached 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This, of course, is the nation’s cue to drop EVERYTHING and head outside to soak in the rays. After living in coats and sweaters and a permanent patch of grey for months,…
So, as you may or may not know, I got married this past May in the beautiful English countryside. Judging by these pictures, it’s going to seem like I think I got married to myself, but I promise I got married to another person and there were other people there…
Over the August bank holiday weekend, Guy told me that he was going to teach me how to rock pool. Being a native Floridian used to vast sandy beaches, I didn’t really know what he meant. We’re going to go look at some rocks? We’re going to go collect some…
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Last Sunday, on a very hot and very sunny day in central London, I saw the top London attractions in a way I had never seen them before: through drops of intense sweat and also maybe a couple tears. You see, the story starts a couple months ago when I…
If you’re like me and you need to be doing something at all times, it can be hard to find ways to relax. I tell myself that I’m going to ‘take the day off’ and then sit there uncomfortably for 10 minutes staring at the wall before I’m immersed in…
So, to start this review off with a confession, I’m just going to say that I cannot stand cooking. I can see why other people like cooking. I get that it can be creative and fun and a self-esteem boost when you come up with an amazing new recipe. But…
Christmas is upon us, which means it’s time for some traditional Christmas festivities out here in the English countryside. Now, you might think that Christmas in an English village is this quaint experience where local charities and scouts set up stalls on the high street, selling homemade baked treats while…
Although winter may not be prime time for outdoor fun, there are some activities in London and events worth braving the cold for Now that the summer is nothing more than a distant memory, this is usually the time of year that you’ll find yourself stuck indoors for a few…
After a really poor showing of sunshine this summer, London’s forecast for the next few weeks actually has more sun than clouds. FINALLY! I spend all year hear either waiting for or missing the summer, so if London didn’t shape up soon we were going to have to have some…
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