Tag Archives: England

Walking is good for the Sole – Especially When you Make it Home

We emerged from the parks at the best possible spot for proceeding in the direction of Notting Hill, where we were to meet Ben for dinner at The Oak Pub, on Westbourne Park Road. The Oak – large building, corner … Continue reading

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Walking is Good for the Sole

Our first foray into the Underground having been diverted before it even began, we set out from Paddington station on foot. I relinquished all directional control, and happily took in the London sights around me while occasionally glancing upward to … Continue reading

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How I Artfully Advocated Avoiding Artifacts

Steven Wright:  “Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” NOTE: This is the third installment of what is likely to become a never-ending story about our recent trip to England. It’s not that Elizabeth R and I … Continue reading

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Up and Over – We Make it to Windsor

The trip over to England is the worst – the long, long day that is really two days, with a truncated night on the plane where one of us gets a little sleep, thanks to pharmaceuticals, and the other – … Continue reading

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Ol’P and Elizabeth R Prepare to Hop over the Pond Again

It had been more than two years since Ol’ P and I had ventured to England together.  One of our last acts of preparation, then as now, was to collect our cats, Victoria and Albert, and escort them to their … Continue reading

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The Queue for Kew and Other Double Impressions

Every so often Ol’ P and I embark upon a joint venture, other than the production and rearing of two excellent sons. We have just completed another joint venture of traveling together to England. I have posted accounts of my … Continue reading

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Blundering toward Blenheim Palace, Part 2

I am easily satisfied with the very best.- Winston Churchill It was a glorious July day in 2012, and today I was going to complete my visit to Blenheim Palace, begun almost by accident in August, 2009. (See Blundering to … Continue reading

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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) Conclusion (Finally!)

Recap of GETF(TOWIEW) thus far – out of hospital, back at the B&B, facing flying home solo the following day. I fired up the g-mail, and as this was the first direct contact I’d had with Ol’ P I figured … Continue reading

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Giving England the Finger (The Only Way I Ever Would) Part 5

Previously in GETF(TOWIEW) – The decision was made, the finger is gone, so it’s all downhill from here, right? Right. After having been briskly wheeled back to my room and my now boxing glove sized hand being once again suspended … Continue reading

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