Monthly Archives: August 2013

What’s New, Pussycat?

Speaking of wild, black creatures, invading our happy little home…. Erm,  oops!  How’d that happen?! Last Friday was a rainy day, and I had absolutely nothing on the calendar for entertaining the Pepperlings.  Whilst spooning Chocolate Cheerios into Henry’s mouth, I idly … Continue reading

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If you go down to the woods today…

You’re in for a BIG surprise. And, by “the woods”, I mean “our garden”.   Our neighborhood has its own Yahoo! group – somewhere for residents of the estate to ask for plumber recommendations, report lost / found dogs, and … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

Who else now has this in their head? [audio http://www.burchetts.org/music/500%20Greatest%20Rock%20Classics/022%20-%20Europe%20-%20The%20final%20countdown.mp3 ] Sorry about that. Tomorrow afternoon, my husband and I have an appointment with the USCIS (US Citizenship & Immigration Services) Biometrics Center.  Irritatingly, Evie’s appointment is on Monday.  Sigh.  Anyway, all that … Continue reading

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I am woman, hear me roar!

Having returned from our weekend in Winthrop, re-energised and inspired, I’ve spent this week looking at our home with a more critical eye. I’ve noticed how much we’ve let everything go, and how quickly “nature” has staked her claim on … Continue reading

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Weekend in Winthrop

It would be very remiss of me to focus solely on the journey from hell, whilst talking about last weekend.  It was the kindest offer, from some very generous friends, that led me to Winthrop, and I think we should … Continue reading

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The Weary Traveler

You might say I’m not the luckiest person, when it comes to travel. I’ve spent a lot of time on planes, trains and boats over the last three decades.  I’m fortunate enough that my childhood is filled with memories of exciting … Continue reading

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O Visa, Visa, wherefore art thou, Visa?

I thought that it’s probably time for a little info on the Green Card situation.   Since my last update, things have been moving forward a-pace.   It transpired that we are, in fact, eligible for an EB-2 visa (Employment … Continue reading

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