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“Not To Miss” Cornwall Villages

March 17, 2014

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Sloop Inn St. Ives

The landscape changed dramatically on the four hour drive from London to Cornwall. When we had to stop the car to wait patiently for a chicken crossing the narrow road ahead, I knew we had arrived. I couldn’t wait for a relaxing, peaceful vacation in the Cornish countryside, and to explore the towns I heard […]

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Christmas in Cornwall

December 31, 2013

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For 32 consecutive years my Christmas holiday was always the same – a traditional Christmas Eve dinner at my grandparents’ house in small town Pennsylvania and Christmas Day at my parents house surrounded by family. Until Christmas of 2013 came around… Still living abroad in London and with a flight scheduled back to New York […]

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5 English towns to visit in the summer

September 4, 2013

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A recent BBC article boasted this headline –  “UK summer warmest, driest and sunniest since 2006”. It was amazing…especially considering last summer’s weather; during which I regularly wore my winter sweaters, and my rain coat became my most important coveted object! So when you’re fortunate enough to get some wonderful summer days, here’s my recommendations for places to […]

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Walk along the white cliffs of Dover

March 5, 2013

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Now that England has been my residence for over one full year, I’ve adapted the British attitude about the weather; the definition of a beautiful day is when it doesn’t rain and you’re lucky enough to catch one or two “sunny spells” (e.g. when the sun stays out for 20 minutes or so before it […]

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Wassailing at Weston’s Cider Mill, England

January 8, 2013

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pic of orchard tree ceremony

My husband Jim discovered “wassailing” in a regular beer publication he reads.  We are always looking for opportunities to see something new, and especially to check out local activities in and around England.  When we spotted an event at Westons Cider Mill, we embraced it as a chance to see more of the English countryside and […]

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English countryside & Pub Inns

January 1, 2013

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Most city people can sympathize with the fact that every now and then you need a break from the city. An opportunity to “Slow down and relax.”, before jumping back into your fast paced existence.  Jim and I decided to do this by exploring the English countryside and settling in at a Bed & Breakfast […]

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