Monthly Archives: September 2011

London, at last!

We finally decided to spend a day in London this week. We took the train to St. Pancras International Station on Wednesday morning, arriving in London just before noon. Our destination for the day was the British Museum. Brad had … Continue reading

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Eurofair Kent Food & Drink Festival in Canterbury

Last weekend we spent a warm sunny afternoon at the Eurofair Kent Food & Drink Festival in Dane John Gardens, just next to the bus station in Canterbury. We arrived just before noon and met up with our new friend, … Continue reading

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A Seaside Stroll (Our outing to Herne Bay)

On Wednesday we decided to take a walk along the beach. We’d been as far east as Tankerton, but I knew we could get ourselves all the way down to Herne Bay, so we set off in the morning with … Continue reading

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Scooting

I’m not sure if this is just a British thing, or if it’s worldwide and we just never noticed the craze in the States, but scooters are a Very Big Deal here. Every self-respecting three-year-old in the UK has a … Continue reading

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A Long Walk to the Goods Shed

Today I had an itch to go for a walk.  A long walk.  So I piled the kids into the push chair, packed some lunch, and headed out on the Crab and Winkle Way toward Canterbury.  Brad took the bus in … Continue reading

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Delivered Groceries (or: My World Has Forever Changed)

I ordered groceries online for the first time and they arrived yesterday.  I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about it.  I think for some reason I had it in my head that it seemed like a lazy shortcut, an extra … Continue reading

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York Minster

York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral north of the Alps, was a highlight of our recent visit. We strolled past it on multiple occasions, and finally got a chance to see the interior on our last day in York. (We … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Joy

I finally got my slow cooker a couple of weeks ago.  (YAY!) Here’s the super-cheap model I bought from Tesco direct: http://direct.tesco.com/product/images/?R=100-2168 After having used it a couple of times, I find that it cooks at a slightly lower temp … Continue reading

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National Railway Museum in York

We spent parts of two separate days at the National Railway Museum — an incredible museum, with something for everyone. And it’s free! On our first day in York, we stumbled across the “road train” that the museum runs to … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire Museum and Museum Gardens

It’s hard to summarize the contents and importance of the Yorkshire Museum in a blog post.  The collections are diverse and cover and extremely wide range of cultures and periods of history. There is an interesting exhibit about Roman people … Continue reading

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