Category Archives: Twins

A Restful Day at the Beach

After our adventures at Legoland, we were pretty sure we’d need a day to lay low and recoup, so we planned a 2-night stay at South Carlsbad State Beach, which is literally a 10 minute drive from Legoland. It was … Continue reading

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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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The Children are Blogging!

Charlie and Flora have been tasked with keeping up with homework while away on our trip.  Their teachers at Chatuauqua Elementary school have been AMAZING, compiling lots of math worksheets to do, plus some guided reading and writing activities.  AND…it … Continue reading

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Summer at the Seaside

  Did I happen to mention that it has been hot here in England this summer? How does one beat the heat in a country with very little air conditioning?   You go to the beach.     Even when … Continue reading

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Splashing in the Sea

Since we left Dungeness and arrived in Whistable, the weather has been phenomenal.  Hot, sunny, breezy, amazing.  (Sometimes too hot!)  One of these hot days was begging for a visit to the beach, so we headed to our favorite spot … Continue reading

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Iceland: The Horse

One of the most iconic images of all-things-Icelandic has got to be the Icelandic horse. From the United States Icelandic Horse Congress website: “The Icelandic Horse has a thousand year history. Purebred since the 10th century, the Icelandic Horse is renowned for … Continue reading

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Our final week in the UK was spent in this gritty town just south of Glasgow.  We knew we’d need some time to prepare for our exit — to do laundry, ship items home, donate a final round of belongings … Continue reading

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Lake District Day 6: A Woodland Walk & The World of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District had turned out to be a charmed place for us.  The weather could not possibly have been better.  We had sunny skies for nearly the entire time we were there, never a drop of rain.  And aside … Continue reading

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Our Bookshelf: The Children

We have been discovering many British authors and illustrators of children’s books, and learning more about some classic favorites as well.  This post is meant mostly as a way for me to remember some of the books we have enjoyed … Continue reading

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Flat Stanley Comes to Visit

Melissa and Lucy, this post is for you!  Thank you for sharing your Flat Stanley project with us.  We’ve been having fun with him! Before we were able to color him, Flat Stanley arrived in England at Missenden Abbey in … Continue reading

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