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The Little Admiral - The Clocks of York

York’s Little Admiral

There are dozens of clocks throughout York, but this one is my favorite. The bracket is more ornate than most, and who can resist that little Admiral? How can you not love him? Iron up to the knees with a carved mahogany body, he’s been standing on top of that clock since John Agar put […]

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Ye Olde Starre Inne - York, England

One of the Ghosts of York

York, England is considered the most haunted city in the whole of the UK. With over five hundred recorded hauntings, it is even considered by some to be the most haunted city in the entire world. I knew this before we went, and while I was looking around every quiet corner and hoping to catch […]

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Geocaching, fun for the whole family worldwide.

Back on the Geocaching Trail!

Have I mentioned that we’re geocachers? Way back in 2001 I had just moved from Reno, NV to Corona, CA and didn’t know a soul. I had two tiny kids and my very first internet connection. A lucky random click during my first exploration into the mighty world wide web brought me to the Geocaching.com […]

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Visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, UK

Am I Really Standing at Stonehenge?

Why hello! I’m sure I only have about two readers left after my brief-ish hiatus from blogging (hi mom!), so I hope the long wait was worth it. I figured I’d come back with a post about a BIG DEAL. OK, maybe not a big deal to you, but a really big deal to me. […]

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Bacon butties at the Scottish border

365 Photo Project – Week 25

We’re on the move and won’t be sitting still in any one place for longer than a few days until next week. Just the way we like it. We had a week to be “home” in Newcastle, where we stayed up way too late every night because it just doesn’t feel like bed time while […]

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The Light of Summer Solstice

  It’s a midsummer night’s dream. I took this picture at nearly eleven o’clock at night two days ago. Do you see that orange glow at the bottom? That is the sunset. Sunset! In the middle of the night! We left Brazil at the tail end of Autumn, and arrived in England the very next […]

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Tynemouth on the River Tyne near Newcastle Upon Tyne, England (from the plane).

365 Photo Project – Week 24

We cleaned, we packed, we left. This was a week of transition between worlds. Again. Our stay in Brazil has temporarily come to an end. We spent the first half of the week taking care of business in Jundiai, running errands, exploring nearby streets, and enjoying our last tastes of local cuisine.   We’ve put […]

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We Go, We Stay, We go, We Stay

  For the past several weeks our focus has been getting into the apartment, buying the few things we need, settling in and cooking. Not very exciting for travelers (or blog readers), but it’s kept us busy. There is much to do, and not much time to do it. You see, we’re leaving again. Six […]

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Lighthouse in the Storm

  The skies are grey, the pond is frozen, winter is still here. Tomorrow I’ll go find the sun.   Black and White Wednesday Wednesday Walkabout

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365 Photo Project – Week 12

It’s been a week of waiting. A week of nothing planned. A week of staying home and avoiding the cold except for two much needed days out to have lunch with friends. Next week is a big one though. A day trip to London to pick up my passport, and a flight to Sao Paulo […]

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A Walk Around the Bailey in Durham England

A Walk Around the Bailey in Durham England

What’s a girl to do when her daughter is visiting from the steaming south of Texas and they want to explore a new part of England, but it’s so cold outside that they can see the ice crystals floating in a kind of frozen mist? I’ve learned quickly that if you let the bad weather […]

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OMG, Do You Know How Old That Is?!

After spending the majority of six months in and around Newcastle, I have almost stopped gawking and shouting, “Good lord! That is a THOUSAND YEARS OLD.” Almost. I am an American from California living in the UK. An expat who married someone from a different culture and country that the one I came from. Our […]

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The Discovery Museum in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Looking for a family friendly place to take the kids where they can roam freely, touch nearly everything and learn about the history of northern England, engineering, light, electricity, manufacturing, naval science and more? Looking for a place that will make you go, “Wow!” when you come through the doors? A place with a friendly […]

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St. Nicholas Cathedral in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Right in the heart of Newcastle sit the historical foundations of the city. As the name of the city implies, there is indeed a “new” castle here. It was built by Robert Curthose, son of William the Conqueror, in 1080 and even by British standards I think that qualifies as “old”. Just a very short […]

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365 Photo Project – Week 9

We stayed close to home this week. Brian worked while I spent way too much time home on the laptop working on photos, behind the scenes blog stuff, and general internet time wasting. Sometimes I need these days of hunkering down at home. My introvert-self needs to be quiet and get stuff done. One week […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 8

What better way to start a week than in Edinburgh? The city has quickly become one of my favorite places in all of Scotland because it has everything we could possibly want. There are green spaces, hills to hike, centuries of history, pubs and restaurants galore, a million things to do, and especially people we […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 7

My shots this week were more about experiences than artistic quality. They represent things that happened to us, places we went, and what was happening outside. Here are my favorites of the week:       How about you? Add the link to your favorite photos from the past week. I’d really love to see […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 6

Another week, another seven days, another 168 hours. What did you do this week? It’s time to link up and share your best photo of the week. Doing a daily 365 photo project? A weekly 52? Just love taking photos? Pick your very best from this week and add your link below to share what […]

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365 Photo Challenge – Week 4

When we made plans for my daughter to come visit us in England I started a list of things to do here with her. A sort of local Bucket List, if you will. Some of the things on the list were things I had already done and knew she would enjoy, some were things I […]

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Raby Castle

  Do you know how much I love just stumbling across ancient castles all over the UK? Every time we get in the car and go for a drive we see at least one. They usually pop up unexpectedly around a bend in the road when we’re out in the country, just like this one […]

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