Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Stroller of Our Dreams (or, our totally brilliant push-chair)

When we found out that we would be spending a year abroad, I started scheming about strollers (or, push chairs, as they’re called here).  I knew I didn’t want to take our huge, monstrous double stroller with us, so I … Continue reading

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Twinisms

Here are a few choice words that came out of our wonderful day today: Charlie:  “Curse you and your genes”, said to Daddy with a waving fist (Charlie thought he was saying something about Dad’s “jeans”), prompted by mom, after … Continue reading

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Our Local Library

On Sunday, on our way to the beach and the festival, we stopped in the local library to get a library card.  Couldn’t have been easier!  All we needed was a proof of address (a letter from our bank was … Continue reading

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The Whitstable Oyster Festival Day II

We really had a good time enjoying the offerings of the Oyster Festival over the weekend. We got behind in blogging as we kinda tired ourselves out. All of us needed a couple of quiet days to recoup, relax, and … Continue reading

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Our Charming Town on the Seaside

We are loving Whitstable. This town is the perfect size — large enough to have varied and interesting shops, restaurants, services, and activities, but small enough to feel friendly and relaxed. The high street is fabulous. Whitstable is known in … Continue reading

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Another reason to cross fingers and hold breath…

The same day that we decided to take a house in Whitstable, we found out that we might really have renters for our house in Vashon. We’re trying not to get too excited, but if it goes through (and we’ll … Continue reading

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The Whitstable Oyster Festival

So we happened to be staying in Whitstable during their big summer celebration:  the Oyster Festival.  Apparently, this event is becoming much more well-known among the English, and people now flock here by the thousands to partake in the festivities … Continue reading

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