Tag Archives: Anglophile

Blundering toward Blenheim Palace, Part 1

“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” ― Bill Bryson In August, 2009, my sister-in-law Nancy and I experienced the longest … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 1

“The moving finger writes, and having written, moves on. Or in my case, stays behind.” -with apologies to Omar Khayyam I have been an Anglophile for as long as I can remember. My grandmother often regaled me with tales of … Continue reading

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Going to My Happy Place (s)

  So much for dreaming, so much for dreaming…… Ian and Sylvia Fifty or so third graders were on the school bus and were as settled as they were likely to be for the trip back to school after the … Continue reading

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Introducing Elizabeth R

“The secret to any long standing relationship is communication … there just shouldn’t be too much of it.” Lest the Ol’ Philosophizer be accused of using a fine quotation without proper attribution, let me, a retired teacher and grammarian extraordinaire, … Continue reading

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