Category Archives: Holidays


The central event of this trip, for Charlie and Flora, was a visit to Legoland. They begged for this opportunity, and well, we love Lego, so we thought we had better check it out. Well, it’s REALLLLLY expensive, from the … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Desert

We headed to Palm Springs for Christmas, and have enjoyed a week of warm weather (highs in the 70s!), interesting hikes, and relaxing down time. Some highlights of our time here have been swimming in the pool, opening gifts from … Continue reading

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Sequim for Early Christmas

We were off! We cleaned the house, packed as lightly as possible, got a huge amount of advance homework for the kids (thanks, teachers!!!), and we hit the road! The plan was to go to Sequim, spend a day and … Continue reading

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Easter with Emily and Kiri

We were so glad to welcome Emily, a former student of mine and recent grad of PLU, and Kiri, Emily’s cousin who just graduated from SPU.  They seemed the perfect travel companions and had a great itinerary planned, including London, … Continue reading

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Fun in February

What have we been up to? Brad has been working hard.  He had a long (several days) meeting with his research group at the University of Kent, and started attending meetings with a second group.  He’s doing a lot of … Continue reading

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Going to the Panto

On January 21 (a Saturday), we met up with friends Tim and Emilie, and their mothers, who were celebrating their birthdays, at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.  We were going to see the panto!  For those of you who are … Continue reading

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The Christmas Castle

The twins’ Aunt Heather had a great idea for a Christmas gift this year.  She sent them a giant cardboard castle that can be assembled in a number of configurations.  It is made of plain white cardboard, so they can … Continue reading

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