– 162 – postcards from New York –

… So… up early for a long subway ride and a short ferry journey to Ellis Island (we visited the ‘big lady’ on our previous visit so this time we just waved as we sailed past) On Ellis Island we took a ‘hard hat’ tour  and went ‘behind the scene’ into all the abandoned buildings…

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– 161 – postcards from New York

Just pictures because I’m sooooo tired I could fall asleep mid sentence if I tried writing anything… Walking, Central Park, walking, The Met, walking walking walking, food and walking, 5th Avenue, walking… We had a fantastic first day.  We walked for miles.  We love this place. SaveSave

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– 160 – postcards from New York

…and we’re here… the weather is not playing ‘ball’ (joke? ball? baseball? no? just me?) and the traffic was horrid,  but who cares.  And we’ve already been through the ‘phone left in the taxi’ excitement.’ (all sorted, just don’t ask). We’re unpacking than heading for a burger… because when in Rome and all that… SaveSave

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– 159 – poetry Monday

Mannahatta (by Walt Whitman) I was asking for something specific and perfect for my city, Whereupon lo! upsprang the aboriginal name. Now I see what there is in a name, a word, liquid, sane, unruly, musical, self-sufficient, I see that the word of my city is that word from of old, Because I see that…

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– 158 – ramblings

Do you ever have days when you kind of feel disconnected from reality?  When you kind of go through the motions so from the outside all seems to be ‘normal’, whatever that is… you get dressed, feed the children, do the laundry… but from the inside everything seems fuzzy and kind of out of focus.…

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– 157 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, cont.

… aka ‘the busiest week I’ve ever known… The good thing is that this is the last post about the Literature Festival, the bad thing is that it’s a long one, so I’d suggest you grab a cup of whatever float your boat and get comfortable.  (alternatively you can just switch off now, I won’t…

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– 155 – Cheltenham Literature Festival, cont.

Did I mention to you how much I love this festival?  There are so many interesting talks all the time that it’s hard to choose or not overdo it… Also,  the subjects are so vary that  they make my head spin… I wouldn’t be very good at being a specialist of any kind… I like…

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– 153 – …knitting …

I could have started this post by telling you I had a very relaxing start of the day at the hairdresser drinking coffee and reading magazines… but my day actually began with racing the school bus to school to drop off No 3’s English homework which he’d forgot to pack. That’s it.  The boys have…

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