uk days Category

the traveling tap 4 } the pantiles } leatherhead, surrey

On a freezing morning in January, Roxie and I took my fourth Traveling Tap out for a walk around my brother’s new home in Leatherhead, Surrey. As always, I put her through the wringer. And as always, she obliged. Click here for more of her adventures.

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watercolor sketchbook } polkadot face

As long as we’re talking about my Watercolor Sketchbook, I thought I’d share some extra photos taken around my brother’s new home in Surrey.

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UK days } part I } days one, two & the day before

Because I didn’t have time in the city, and when I went to Surrey there was no wi-fi, I could not update my blog on a regular basis. I’ve divided this series of posts into six parts: four parts covering my stay in the UK, a Traveling Tap post and a Stories of Eve post. […]

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airplane timelines/UK days part five } beirut > london > kuwait

I decided to consolidate and ended up with a messy title, but it’s the only way I can do this right now and move on to other things. I’ve decided to sandwich the last of my UK days in between two Airplane Timeline entries. It makes more sense this way. Bon appetit! Oh and I’ve decided that the […]

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uk days } part one

I am finding being in the UK rather difficult this time. I don’t know if it’s my long stay (two weeks) when I’m missing my kids already, Naz leaving tonight or the loneliness I’m feeling without *him*. It’s not like I hadn’t been here before without him in my life, but somehow it’s sadder this […]

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girls explore } the old monkey

Of course I had to take my little Eves to the countryside with me. Actually, these three were created in the cottage. I guess I can call them my Hadleigh girls. Or my Old Monkeys. This is a tour of the cottage through their playful antics.

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the old monkey } two days in hadleigh

I miss it already. I don’t know what it is about these Grove Cottages that has such a pull on me. This is my third visit to one of their cottages in less than a year: I’ve visited Rose in Edwardstone, Brook in Dedham and now this little gem: The Old Monkey in Hadleigh. This […]

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a trip to essex } brook cottage

I never thought that after Rose Cottage last August I’d visit the English countryside again so soon after, and this time with my loved ones. It felt amazing to take this trip with my children and sister, because I did feel lonely the last time. And my people are a lot of fun to be […]

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finally rose } day one

Three days ago I arrived in the UK, with a promise  to take back England and return to myself. Yes, I know this all sounds very much like a second coming-of-age or worse yet, a midlife crisis, but those who know me know how difficult things have been in the past few months. And they […]

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