Tag Archives: England

Life in the Fast Lane

Dear Friends, Last Saturday, I learned from the Colorado Traveling Ducks that it was National Squirrel Appreciation Day.  After meeting a fleet-footed squirrel in Manchester, I definitely have an appreciation for their speed and agility. Did you know a squirrel moves fast? If you blink you’ll miss it. That’s what almost happened to me. I …

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All These Strangers

Dear Friends, I am a long-time fan and follower of Russell’s The Top 10 of Anything and Everything. His posts always leave me either laughing or starving, depending on whether he’s featuring animals or desserts. This one from last week gave me inspiration for a story of my own about meeting unusual creatures. The town of Damme …

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Shiver Me Timbers – Weekly Photo Challenge – Treasure

Dear Friends, Pirates are renowned for having talking parrots on their shoulders and wearing eye patches. But the most well-known fact about pirates is that they have buried treasure stashed in secret locations all over the world. I met this pirate at the Historic Dockyards in Portsmouth just as he was getting ready to leave for an adventure on …

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Howzat!

Dear Friends, The game of cricket has a long and distinguished history dating from the 16th century. It began as a children’s game in England, but by the 17th century cricket was a serious game played by adults. One of the greatest cricket clubs in England was Hambledon, in Hampshire.  Even though cricket had already …

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London Calling – Weekly Photo Challenge – Unusual POV

Dear Friends, London is a very big place. With a population of nearly nine million and a land area of 611 square miles, it’s easy to feel dwarfed here. But I have managed to find some things that are just my size. Small is beautiful. Justin.

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