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  • The perfect summer vibe. Wish all cafes have a summer garden like many cafes in Krakow. Although it may be a bit hit and miss with the weather here in England on when one can be sitting out there 😊
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Another busy weekend for us but we will try to make a bit of hubby and I and family time too. I have been following The Gottman Institute page on Facebook and have found many articles posted so insightful. Dr Gottman's research was on marriage but he has done a lot of research on emotional and parenting/children also.
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One thing I want to focus on is quality time. Time with hubby, kids, family and also myself. Time is very precious in our household. While we yearn for a slower lifestyle, hubby's job cannot support this at the moment. Often everything we're involved in makes us feel like we have no control over our lives. But we do! Even if others have control of our bodies, we always have full control of our minds and we have the choice to react to all the different things thrown our way. We cannot control time but we can take actions on using time effectively.
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This is what I am working on. Even if it's just 20 minutes of time, it's going to be quality time.
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Now, time for β˜•οΈ Happy Friday you all!!
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#krakow #poland #mytinyatlas #tlpicks #coffeeshop
  • Evenings like this. The perfect weather kind. Not too hot and not too cold and all I want to do is go out and meet up with some friends at a cafe.
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Going to run out and have a chatter with my wifey @dy_ellie and a few other grammers in Cambridge. Can't wait!
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The path that leads to the beer 🍻 garden. Back in the days, it's most likely where the carriage and horses were kept. I believe this is a 17th century building. The original perished in the 1596 Sheep Street fire. It's been the Rose and Crown since 1858.
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Have a great rest of your day! 😘
  • Oh, aren't we wishing for this right now? Nooooo, I am not whinging about the hot weather! πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚
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I wish I have a cold, slightly boozy, drink on hand while I post this but nope, on gymnastics run and I gotta drive. Due to my brain being a bit hot right now, I will just leave you to this. Oh wait, maybe you can dig up some Lincoln history and share in the comment 😁😜
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Until next time! 😘
  • The fun banter we have with our British friends when trying to say these words: Aluminium, scone, vitamin, fillet, garage, Amazon, Nissan, vase, basil, and herb.
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Do you say
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Alu-min-ium or Alum-inum
Skon or skone
Veet-amin or vite-amin
Fill-et or feu-lay
Gare-idge or gar-aaz
Ama-zen or Ama-zon
Nees-en or Nees-un
Vaas or vase
Bah-suhl or bay-suhl 
Herb or erb
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Me, after eight years here, I a still full on American. Jovie on the other hand is full on English. I get her more but poor hubby, sometimes her accent is too much πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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In details. One of the Door from the houses built onto the wall of the Abbey ruins in Bury St Edmunds.
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Happy cooler Tuesday! Yay to summer! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽ‰
  • Had a lovely catch-up with friends yesterday and one said, "Two things British people love to moan about: The weather and the road condition."
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Show me one IG post from today that hasn't mentioned the weather πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚
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Picking Jovie up from school, a five minutes walk, felt super long. I know, I am a spoiled rotten first world human being! Now though, completely happy with the gorgeous evening! Just don't tell me to go inside and go to bed!! That upstairs bedroom of ours is HOT HOT HOT! The few days out of the year when we miss AC!!
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The first day we arrived in the UK a neighbour invited us out to dinner at the pub across the street from our house. Village country living, ya know 😁 This was April and I think about 75F/24C degrees. The reasoning for eating out was: It's too hot to cook.
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I about busted laughing. Too hot?! Woman, what's wrong with you? πŸ™ˆπŸ˜œ Fast forward... I have become that woman πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Hope you all feeling this heat has managed to stay cool!! Maybe by Thursday we'll think that the cooler and wet English wether may just be better for us πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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Cute dog owners in East Anglia walking pass gorgeous facades... If you see an Asian lady aiming her phone at you, yup, it's me, and you may end up on Instagram πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ In front of those gorgeous homes in Bury St Edmunds that were built into the old Abbey ruins. They're hundreds of years old and just gorgeous inside as they are outside... yes I stalk real estate websites πŸ™ˆ
  • Already a very hot morning here in Cambridgeshire!! How's the weather on your side of the world?
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I learned about religious tolerance hands-on. My mom's side is Muslim and my dad's side Catholic. I vaguely remember my mom teaching me the Muslim prayer. I remember celebrating both holidays, besides Chinese holidays too. My dad's side is Chinese and my mom's Indonesian.
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I have always loved going to church with my dad's side of the family and attending Catholic school. Christmas has always been my favourite holiday and with my family's blessings I was baptised.
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I remember on occasion I would fast with my mom and brother. Other times she would buy me a Chinese dish with pork in it. I'd remind her to pray and she'd pick me up from midnight mass.
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Thoughts are to those affected by the van incident in Finsbury Park early this morning and I truly hope we all can respect each other's beliefs.
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Much love to all this hot Monday! πŸ’ž

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