Tag Archives: My California

June in England: Glastonbury, Stonehenge And A Country Garden

There is something in the air at this time of year, and I’m not talking about the pollen. For one thing, I am reminded by strategically placed, temporary road signs that once again, our home turf is about to be … Continue reading

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The Neighbor Who Stole My Dreams

Not long ago, I made reference to an incident from my past which I rather sarcastically called my ‘little bedtime story’ and which some of you expressed an interest in reading.  I promised to write about it in a post … Continue reading

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Christmas Storms, Thunder for New Year’s Eve and Thank You Classic FM!

Well here we are, it’s 2014 and I can hardly believe it! How are you all my dear friends? I do hope you all had a truly wonderful Christmas and that you saw the New Year in with style?  We … Continue reading

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Christmas In All Its Glory

It’s Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! The time of year when we think of family, hearth and home, the season of peace and goodwill, glad tidings to all men. Like so many of you, I could write … Continue reading

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Cornwall, ‘Rebecca’ and a Homecoming

Well, Thanksgiving has been and gone (I hope you all had a good one!), my son Nicky celebrated his birthday in style and we spent a wonderful weekend with some very special people at their lovely home in Cornwall. To my … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving ‘Happy Birthday’ Baby

Thanksgiving was a non-event for me when we first moved to America.  As a Brit, this holiday isn’t on the calendar and not one that we celebrate since, after all, it was from our country that the pilgrims fled, so … Continue reading

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Listen to Your October

There’s a stillness in the air, hanging lightly like a whisper, as it sits on the fence between late afternoon and early evening.  The last vestiges of a warm, October day give way to the cool of an autumn evening, … Continue reading

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A Little Boy’s Hand in Mine

Once upon a time, many years ago, a three-year old boy not long to be four put his little hand into his mother’s and smiled up at her.  She smiled back with reassurance and promised him that she would keep … Continue reading

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