Category Archives: family

turning 12

This year, it was Siena’s turn to celebrate her birthday somewhere else besides home.  Overseas to be more specific. Lucas turned 6 when we were in India.  I also celebrated my birthday in India that year, and of course, if … Continue reading

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Battle of Shrewsbury : 1403

On our way back from Shrewsbury, we stopped at the place where the Battle of Shrewsbury happened, in 1403.  It is just few miles north of Shrewsbury.     Just like that, stopping for a tea break, near a castle, … Continue reading

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last week…

Last week was a great one. … it rained.  Yes! It rained for two days.  It felt so good. … and the weekend was also really hot.  95 on Saturday.  95F for a late weekend in September? Seems a little too … Continue reading

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this week in my kitchen :: blog hop

This week we had some making mostly in the form of meals, not as much in canning and preserving.  With friends, in family, forgetting to take pictures.  That’s OK. Following Heather’s blog hop (from Beauty That Moves) with what’s been happening at our home. … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin’s life in Shrewsbury

  We went to go see some of Darwin’s places from his youth, where he was born, Shrewsbury, south of Wem.  We did a self walking tour that Ros had printed out from the internet.  Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury … Continue reading

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last week…

Last week… what a week it was.  Oh my, it’s been such an amazing summer, few months of real fun and beauty.  Now, I can see and I can feel the cooler days, but not just yet.  Last week… … … Continue reading

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what summer is…

* running * splashing * happiness * freedom * water * smiles * laughter * movies * rivers * lakes * grass * blue * red * snow cones * picnics * ice creams * watermelons * avocado * wet … Continue reading

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