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  • How has 2018 treating you? You have an idea what mind has been like. Curious about you 😊
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More memories of England... It’s been hard to pick a favourite spot to highlight. I want to say Cornwall and the Cotswolds but after a bit more pondering, it was the week at the Peak District that brought lovely memories for us all.
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We had a lot of (dry) walks, the villages and towns were so quaint, the house we rented was perfect, and the good times were more than the bad (think bickering 😂😂).
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Coffee morning with one of my besties. Yesterday I had lunch with another one. They promised to come visit. They better cause we’re getting a seven bedroom house 🙈😂
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I am just kidding! But it is an option! Many of these German homes are so big (we’ll again be residing in a town/village). We’re just not city folks 😊
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Excited to see hubby again in a little bit! He’s been in America for a course and while there, he’s been stuffing himself with some great tamales, tacos, bbq and who knows what else. I guess Austin has some fab eateries!
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Laters!
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  • Remembering the best of England.
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Walking in and around the village of  Haworth where three of my favourite authors used to live. Even in the wet, it was wonderful. This dreary, but also cosy image, was what I had in my mind when reading a Bronte book.
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The next few days I want to re-share a few of my favourite trips. So many adventures our family had but I will not bore you with a bunch of throw backs. It’s just that we only have three full days left in England and I am feeling a bit emotional.
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I know we’ll be back and many more adventures await in Germany and beyond but we’re leaving our home and as many can relate, it’s always hard to do.
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It’s been an exhausting couple of months and in a few days we will be closing a chapter and opening a new one. I hope your week has been beautiful!
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  • Found a piece of history in Covent Garden!
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Until a few years ago, this shop has been owned by the same family for seven generations. Each first born son was always named Fred.
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An impromptu day out in London with the girlies. There, we consciously bumped into @cookiesncandies @dy_ellie @francesmehardie and for the first time, met up with @alixelay and @a_ontheroad
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So so thankful to Marlene for organising and the girlies (mini cookiesndcandies and my girls get along so well and one day they all may go through therapy together due to Instagram daughters trauma 😂😂) and I had such a great time catching up with all.
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Two Chinese restaurants, a coffee shop and all within .3 miles of each other. We didn’t move much and gosh, we ate a lot! 🙈
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Until I see them again!
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Two more weeks in England. Then off to our new home in Germany.
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PS: The lovely Alixe should model more. She’s so chic! ❤️❤️
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  • A wet day in Cambridge today.
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My second me day this year. I did think of having a wander through the colleges but it started raining and I didn’t bring an umbrella. So I spent most of the morning in Aromi with my Arancini, coffee and book.
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Reading Mindsight by Daniel Siegel. It’s really good!
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Then I popped into Next. I need new trousers. I left with nothing. One size too small, the other too big and you’d think the one in between would be the right one, right? But nope! Great on the waist but not on the bum and thigh. I don’t have a Beyoncé kind of waist and bum!! I really hate clothes shopping!!
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I have a lot of places to be this week. Donation drop off, appointments, pick-ups, and more. The joy of moving!!
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Take care, erbody!
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  • Cambridge can be so dreamy and relaxing. I love the view of the river from this spot.
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Can you see the 19th century neo-gothic Bridge of Sighs back there?
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Day one of furniture moving isn’t bad. The movers only did the lounge and dining room, mostly wrapping, and so for one more night we can still sleep on our beds. After this: camping furnitures!! 😜😂
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Today, besides having movers here, was the first day that we can kind of relax. We did all that we can do and now it’s their job to wrap everything up and put them in crates.
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I took this photo a few weeks ago. I posted a few stories but never got to posting any photos on my feed. If tomorrow is like today, I’ll edit another and post again.
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Until next time!!
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  • Hey! I am still here!!!
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So sorry for being absent for so long but the moving is getting real! We have our furniture this week starting tomorrow — it’s a three days ordeal — and I am now taking a break from running around doing last minute get rid pile, things not to pack up, removing stuff from wall, collapsing and cleaning outside stuff, etc.
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It has seriously been a paperwork and getting everything tied on this end kind of month. This move also has its share of challenges but we are slowly getting there.
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Then the goodbyes. Visiting with those further away and later those near us. It’s physics and emotionally exhausting for us all and on my end, the exhaustion has sucked the creativity and time that I usually have for Instagram.
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Hopefully after this week, albeit sans furniture, my life will be slightly less stressed. I truly want to get on the road and do a few road trips up north to see a few of my favourite places one more time since who knows when we’ll be up that way again.
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We have a month, more less, before we say goodbye to this place. The place we’ve called home for the last eight years. Then I need to change my profile to 🇺🇸 in 🇩🇪
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Yes, we’re moving south with a monthly trip to England... that’s if we can have it our way 😂 But we will visit as often as we can and hope to be back in a few years.
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Wish us luck! We need every single good vibes ❤️
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That sweet cottage in Grantchester. Just a few miles from Cambridge.
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  • What’s one of your wish list? My big one was to travel Europe and I got that ticked.
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My husband got one of his wish list ticked last weekend when we took his baby on a Sunday drive to London. We’ve talked about it for years and after seeing how quite Cambridge was last week, we figured London may be too. So we went and London was fairly mild!
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Emma got one wish ticked off too, 🍜 at @kanada_ya_ldn. She’s been wanting to go since I went some weeks ago. Soooo good!! If ever in London, it’s worth the wait (no booking, just a queue if busy). We got lucky both times with hardly a wait. Then 🍰 and ☕️ break at @oleandsteenuk across from the ramen shop. This was more inline with Jovie. The 🍰 that is. She couldn’t care less about the 🍜😜
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Driving in the city is not for the faint of heart. Especially in a car this big! But on the weekend, especially on a Sunday when there are a bit of free street parking to choose from, it’s not bad.
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How is your week going? It’s been quite busy here with our move. We booked house cleaning and movers this week. I am at the point of just stuffing everything we don’t need into bags and sometimes this weekend haul them to charity shop bins. My husband thing for every move is: No unwanted or unused items in new house. It’s a great rule. Just crap when having to do it 😜
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Laters folks!! 😘
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  • Have you taken your holiday decors down? We did two days after Christmas. For whatever reason our tree got dried early this year. The first in seven years!
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The last two days have been spontaneous for me. A wander through Cambridge and a trip to London with Jane, our ‘62 Impala.
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Yesterday hubby said he wanted a photo shoot with her in the city and just like that we went early this morning. Thanks to @lauriebracewell, we managed to find free street parking. The Just Park app she recommended really helped! @a_ontheroad also helped me find a photo spot but unfortunately there was a miscommunication between hubby and I and he went one way and I went the other. I did get a great IG friendly snap but no Jane.
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I had some good exercise by being dropped off on one end of Tower Bridge and being picked up on the other side. I also got a foot cramp waiting for him to drive by Trafalgar Square. I get foot cramps when I get cold. Dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ why. I did though get really good at jumping into a car at red lights 😂😂
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I am now exhausted! Really wishing for a chilled day tomorrow but it’s prolly not gonna happen.
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Hope your weekend was full of memories ❤️❤️
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  • A very cold Cambridge today. I dunno 🤷🏻‍♀️ why but I felt like I needed to go out and see what’s going on in the city. Despite the cold, it was a lovely visit. Quite quiet today there.
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That’s King’s College in the background. Stunning facade, isn’t it?
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Popped into Aromi for my Arancini fix, a little dumpling 🥟 shop for afternoon snack, a few ☕️ stops, and a handful of other shops to stay warm.
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Tomorrow we may be in London. With Jane, the 62 Impala. If you see  a four door, white and blue interior Impala with two kids, an Asian, and a guy who may be regretting he drove this beast to London, that’s us 😂😂
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If anybody has ideas on where to park a 62 Impala in London city centre, let me know. This is all impromptu. Jane can’t do small parking garages. She is too long.
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What’s going on with your weekend?
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