– 163 – postcards from New York

Today, just for a change, we walked.  New York is so diverse that walking down a couple of streets can make you feel you’re in a different city altogether.  I love that.  You can’t get bored here. Chinatown… … downtown… and across the Brooklyn bridge… (look I’m here too… do you always find that you’re…

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– 151 – Cheltenham Literature Festival

(Useless fact: I can’t pronounce the word ‘literature’ properly, my tongue gets totally twisted) ANYWAY… the my favourite festival of the whole year is in town and it’s brilliant as usual… If you get the chance do go… even if it’s just to have lunch at the many food trucks or grab a coffee and…

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– 137 – hydrangea wreath

I love wreaths on doors.  I love how they make doors more friendly, how they mark the change of the seasons or express the personality of the owners or simply make things prettier. Yesterday, because it’s September and September is the month of new beginnings (January, schmanuary) and because we’ve been away so much this…

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– 63 – postcards from Italy

THIS is what I call an Easter egg. and let’s face it… if you’re eleven… would you want anything else? Just when you think that all this goodness would be a spoiling experience, the ruin of every Italian child… there’s always the sobering reality of the awful surprises contained in each egg. Seriously bad. No…

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– 58 – Blenheim Palace

Amazing weather.  Cloudless sky.  Blue blue blue. Mr M and I dragged two unwilling teenagers to visit one of the most iconic houses in the Britain: Blenheim Palace, home of the 12th Duke of Marlborough. The land and the money to build the house was given to the 1st Duke as a ‘thank you’ for…

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– 24 – postcards from Cervinia, day 5

Today. There are certain days that you hope will imprint in the mind of your children.  Days that you hope will be memories that lasts forever. Days, you hope, they will recount to their own children … magical  days, days when times stands still, where the sun was at his shiniest, the sky at his…

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– 23 – postcards from Cervinia, day 4

More of the same… but being above the clouds is always magical… … and nobody’s complaining.   I’m however eating way too much and I’m already thinking about the remedial process once I get home. oh boy.  It’s going to be hard… but who can resist ‘polenta with deer stew and fresh berries’? Not me obviously.…

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