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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Peace of Beauty | Snowshill Lavender

Snowshill Lavender, Jody Weymouth Photography

Tucked away in the Cotswolds is a patchwork of rolling hills covered in purple – Snowshills Lavender. I have to thank my Rick Steves’ Great Britain for introducing me to this gem. We first visited in the spring. It was beautiful but I knew that come July the place would be stunning. I knew that...

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Kirby Hall and Rushton Triangular Lodge

Sometimes I get so excited about our adventures that I can forget the details. Important little times, like when a place actually opens. I had our day planned out: Ruston Triangular Lodge and then Althorp. I knew what time Althorp opened its gates to the public. According to my plans Rushton would open at 9....

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Quick, we have to hurry | Althorp

When I was a nine year old girl I lost my heart. I was not alone. The whole world fell in love with Lady Diana Spencer. I remember getting up on that early summer morning in a campground in Prince Edward Island and watching the wedding of the century on our tiny black and white...

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Even Better

Travel books for Europe

I was over the moon when I found out that we would be moving to England. Since arriving in December, I have had so many of my dreams come true, dreams that were even too big for me to consider. I still have to pinch myself, praying that this is not a dream. “You are...

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Taking an afternoon off – Farnborough Hall

Andrew has an afternoon off. He could study, but all his does is study. Some down time is badly required. You’re allowed to kidnap a spouse for their well-being…right? The sun was shining, sort of, and it was a warm day. The type of day that needs to be embraced and celebrated in England. I...

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