Category Archives: friends

the girls and my boy

Our friends in England have chickens.  Well, they have hens and doves, and a turkey, and bees, and a garden, and such a beautiful, warm and cozy home (that tour coming later).  But these girls, the hens, were the ones … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire in England : part 1

Shrewsbury, at 72,000 population is the second largest city in Shropshire.  In this map you can see the Severn River.  The longest river in the UK. Our friends took us there to see the city.  Besides I had trouble with … Continue reading

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a pizza oven

Last year when our friends Ros and Mac came to visit us, they were in the process of making a mud pizza oven in their outdoors.  They had taken a class and used a book from an author from Portland … Continue reading

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Morgan

I am not a car person.  At all.  I do know some brands and styles, but by no means, I’d say I know my cars.  Far from it, I should say. But we heard of a Morgan. When we were … Continue reading

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Ellesmere College, England

Ellesmere College is a private (that is independent, but it’s called “public” in England) high school. It is where our friend used to work, and where Mark visited for a day while we were in England. Ros organized a visit … Continue reading

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The Canals : Waterways in England

On our third day with our friends Mac and Ros, we went for a walk to see the beautiful English countryside.  We went to Ellesmere.  I wrote a little about it yesterday. This is a canal.  The Shropshire Union Canal.  These are … Continue reading

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Ellesmere, Shropshire

A market town, like Wem, Ellesmere is in the northern part of Shropshire.  It has the largest natural mere (lake) outside the Lake District, without a natural flow of water into it.  And we went for a walk.  Ellesmere doesn’t have a … Continue reading

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