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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Leeds Castle with Mom


While Mom was over here in London visiting, we took a few little daytrips. All to places I've been before, but knew she would enjoy. Our first outing was a little jaunt on the train from Victoria down to Leeds Castle in Kent. Leeds is a beautiful estate full of all sorts of birds, water features, an aviary (sadly not open on the day we went), a fabulous maze, and lots of different buildings and gardens.


This was Mom's third visit to the UK (she came twice in 2010), but the longest she's ever been for. As we had lots of time to see things, we didn't head out every day. My dad doesn't fare well on outings that require lots of walking, so as this was a girls only sort of adventure, we did things we knew that would be less likely to happen the next time they're here together! Leeds has lots of walks, wanders, and stairs. We hit the jackpot with the day's weather - it was gorgeously sunny. It was also the Spring/Easter break for most of the UK & Europe and the castle has a little kids' adventure park as well as a seasonal special Easter path activity - so the grounds were also covered with small people and their parents!


Lately my Middie Blythe, Phoebe, has been coming out for little adventures as she fits so well in my handbag! Her yellow hair fit in so well with the sunshine that day. It was a great day out.

I hope May is as lovely as most of April has been!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A bit of a break


My mom is in town. Of course by "in town" I mean that my marvelous mother flew to London from Wisconsin to spend over 2 weeks with us. A rather long visit, and a very good one. The week before she came we were busy, busy, busy with some friends' events and getting the house all prettied up. Once she arrived we took to touristing, generally enjoying time together, and then I got pretty sick this week. (Boo). Anyhow, this means during April the blog wasn't my top priority. Oops. But not 'oops' at the same time - family is the best, yes? Life priorities. 4000 miles.

So here April is nearing an end, my illness is waning, I've got a day and a bit left with my mother, and come rain or come shine I'll be enjoying it! I've been keeping up with Twitter and Instagram and doing my best with me Bloglovin' list - but I do have a bit of a backlog to catch up on! As a firm believer of picsoritdidn'thappen, I'll be sharing some April adventures soon.

Adventures are the best. (So are moms).

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Instalife: No foolin'

Welcome, April! Lovely month that is fully Springtastic and, very likely, quite rainy. May you be as full of adventures and fabulous baking as March was! I have high hopes for you.

Some highlights of the highlights:

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All about the poached eggs // Beautiful blossoms // Marvelous hot chocolate

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Funky leggings // Salted caramel // BUBBLE TEA!! // Windsor is lovely // Getting back into embroidery

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Denise Austin replied to me on Instagram!! // Baking is calming // Amping things up for #40DaysOfFitness