Monthly Archives: August 2011

Dover Castle

The big news first: We’ve finally got a broadband connection at the house! It’s quite a bit slower than we’re used to, but loads better than the 3G we’d been limping along with, and frees us from an iPad-based existence. … Continue reading

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First week on Island Wall

Good news: BT came and fixed our phone line. Turns out it was corroded somewhere down the street. Best and most prompt & friendly customer service we’ve seen so far. Thanks, BT! And… Charlie is showing lots more interest in … Continue reading

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The Expat Curve, and a few Rants

I guess it’s been a while since we’ve blogged. We’ve been rather busy, actually. Not with fun “experiencing history and culture” stuff, but with the icky stuff that comes with moving into a house and dealing with landlords and property … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved House

First things first. We have a renter in our house on Vashon. Hallelujah! We’re not sure exactly who these people are, but they passed their background check with our property management person, so we know they’re not criminals. That’s enough … Continue reading

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Whitstable Regatta

On Sunday, we wandered down to the waterfront to take in the Whitstable Regatta. It became clear fairly early in the morning that it was one of those days where the kids would benefit from some time apart, shall we … Continue reading

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Another Walk in the Woods

On Wednesday we all walked the Blean. It was a rainy day, so we got a little wet, but it was a nice way to spend an otherwise dreary, chilly day. We got lots of exercise, saw beautiful countryside, and … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods

On Monday, Charlie and mama went for a walk, a long walk (about 10 miles) on the Crab and Winkle Way. We left daddy at home to help Flora while she needed to stay close to the potty as this … Continue reading

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Flora and her Big-girl Knickers

So, I think we have achieved potty-training with Flora (knock wood). And we all did say AMEN, HALELUJAH! It’s much easier to wash and change diapers for just one! The past 4 days or so have been spent at home, … Continue reading

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Missing our Dogs

As most of you know, we had two dogs before moving overseas. Tsuni (the smaller, younger, smarter and very devious one) and Tofi (the older, bigger, dumber, loving one) were (usually) great companions. We found Tofi and Tsuni at the … Continue reading

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High Street Charity Shops

I love high street charity shops. I love that there are a whole slew of them on our high street, all within about a 5-minute walk. I love that they all sell clothes, books, and toys (with one exception). Who … Continue reading

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