Author Archives: Amy

Castles and Much, Much, More!

Here is a recap of our January journeys during our time abroad.  Amazingly, I think we managed to keep up our breakneck sightseeing pace of December! We started the New Year with a day trip to county Winchester where we … Continue reading

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Mill Bread

On New Year’s Day we journeyed west and found ourselves in the town of Winchester for the afternoon.  We wandered about the town, bought some much enjoyed sweets at a candy shop, and visited the Winchester City Mill.  This is … Continue reading

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December 2011 – “Can We Go to a Castle?”

We are doing our best to take in as many of the local sights and absorb as much history and culture as we can while we are here in England.  During December I think we did pretty well.  It seems … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas 2011

When we packed for England we had to take only the essentials, and sadly all of our Christmas decorations didn’t make the cut.  To decorate our tree, the boys and I made salt dough ornaments.  I’d been thinking about making … Continue reading

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The Family has Landed!

We made it across the pond and are settling into our new digs here in Dorking, England.  Paul and I will be trying to update this blog with some of the details of our lives over here.  Here are a … Continue reading

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Halloween 2011

Halloween.  Candy and Costumes.  Every year my children look forward to the candy, and I look forward to the fun of making costumes.  We’ve had some good ones over the years, I think. This year, Sam decided he wanted to … Continue reading

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Team Lava-Stick

We sometimes can be kind of dorky.  I’ve learned to embrace it.  Team Lava-Stick is definitely one of our sillier creations.  Here’s the story.  For the past several years, Paul and I have run road races with my brother and … Continue reading

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Recycled T-shirts

The Donald Duck shirt was very much loved.  When Joey was 4, he wore it as much as he possibly could.  Who could blame him?  Even Donald Duck himself approved!  It was a sad day when the shirt was removed … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caponata

A few weeks ago Paul came home from a trip to Rosemont, our local food market and bakery, with a container of Eggplant Caponata.  After enjoying a bite or two my thoughts of course went to “I must have more … Continue reading

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Hot Stuff

This year we grew lots of hot peppers in our garden with the plan of making hot sauce.  We started several different varieties from seed, but unfortunately the long cold wet Maine spring made our baby pepper plants very unhappy. … Continue reading

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