June 2015 Recap

By | 2017-02-22T17:51:28+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Days Out|

While all our American friends were kicking off summer break, we were still in full swing with school, festivals, and end-of-year festivities. I'm not sure I'll ever get used to the British schedule where the last day of school comes at the end of July but having completed a full year now, I definitely see it's advantages.

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Audley End Miniature Railway And Fairies

By | 2017-02-02T16:09:38+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Days Out|

An alternate title for this post might be something along the lines of "Little Girls' Brains Explode from Sheer Excitement and Delight." I'm not sure words will do justice to the excitement that ensued on this particular outing but hopefully the excessive photos will give you an inkling of the magic that was the Audley End Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk.

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17th of May London (again)

By | 2017-02-10T17:01:01+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Days Out, Personal|

Big Laila came to visit again and she timed her trip to coincide with the most Norwegian of all days, Syttende Mai. That would be the 17th of May for those unfamiliar with the language of the Vikings. We made the trek to London, just like last year, to honor Norway's independence day. Not wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, my mom took it upon herself to create a folkebunad for Lena to wear to the festivities.

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The Village of Lacock

By | 2017-03-02T13:25:05+00:00 March 18th, 2015|Days Out, Personal|

Wanting to make the most out of her two week stay, we decided to take a little road trip while my mom was visiting. We settled on Bath as our ultimate destination with a stop in the village of Lacock on our way there. The entire village is a National [...]

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Antiques and Tea in Ely

By | 2017-03-02T13:36:58+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Days Out, Personal|

With big L in town, I thought it would be fun to spend a day in the nearby town of Ely. Knowing her penchant for copper kettles and porcelain dishware, a stop at Waterside Antiques was in order. With three floors packed full of treasures just waiting to be discovered, [...]

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Chester Zoo

By | 2017-02-02T16:06:48+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Days Out|

As a belated third birthday celebration, we took Lena to the Chester Zoo in Northern England. They claim the title of Number 1 Zoo in the UK and there is also a BBC drama currently being filmed about the history of it's founder, George Mottershead.

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Chester

By | 2017-02-02T16:07:03+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Days Out|

After being in the States the majority of the summer, the Sarge wanted to take a weekend vacation somewhere in England. Being 32+ weeks pregnant, I wasn't quite as mobile as usual so we decided to make the three hour drive north to Chester and spend a couple days walking around the city.

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