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We re-jigged our trip a little to catch a small break in England before meeting Lou in Istanbul. The air was cool and welcoming, the grass was soft, the flowers rising out of the earth to meet us. We fitted in a lot of hassle-free, internet-rich schooling, many trapeezing trips, Renaissance-educating in London, and endless […]Continue reading →
As the night starts to draw in and Halloween is over, the Brits turn their minds to Guy Fawkes, Catesby and the foiled gunpowder plot of 16xx when a group of Catholic gentlemen, appalled by the changes in religion, plotted to blow up the House of Parliament, and everyone in it – especially the king. […]Continue reading →
About a week ago I went to a friend’s school in England. English school was quite different from the American schools we are used to. For one thing, they learn not one, not two, but three languages in their classes. Not Spanish, like us, but French, Latin, and German. This isn’t […]Continue reading →
We were fortunate enough to be in England at the culmination of an event that has enthralled the whole of the country – an enormous poppy installation at the Tower of London. Every year since 1919, Armistice Day has been observed on November 11th. This event was inaugurated as a way of acknowledging the collective […]Continue reading →
For another amazing summer. The privilege of spending time over there each summer and the relationships the children are growing with cousins and friends enrich our lives immeasurably. So thank you, lovely mum and dad, Nicholas, Sara, Ella and Sam (and their parents, the aunts and uncles) – we always love spending time with you. […]Continue reading →
Cousins, cooking and celebrations. We celebrated Mita and Luke’s birthdays, saw the Cochrane’s fabulous new house, and Le Chat opened its doors for the summer. Couldn’t resist adding in a couple of pics of our renovated green kitchen
More pictures from Marlborough – Thalie’s cooking, sand art, lots of blokes in red jeans, snakes and one of the hills I’d just climbed.