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Travel, traveling with kids

London Love Story

I do hope that you had a lovely Valentines weekend, whether you chose to celebrate the day or ignore it. We don’t tend to make a huge deal of the event in our household, although it’s against our very natures to ever turn down an opportunity to eat chocolate and snuggle up to watch a …

happiness, inspiration

8 Happy Things Looming On My Horizon

I have a close friend whose son asked me for “something awesome” on a visit. Nothing specific, just…“something awesome” – right, no pressure then. At the time I was actually tickled pink that he had chosen me as his personal purveyor of awesome things, but I wasn’t quite sure that the two of us had …

inspiration, productivity, Travel

2017 – My Thirteen Highlights

I know, I know – there are a lot of things that weren’t so good about 2017. It was an upsetting, completely off tilter year to many, not least me. Still, it would be churlish to not admit that there were some moments of  happiness and beauty in there.  I’m really happy that 2018 is …

Travel, wellness, Years review

Reflecting on 2016

Before I move on and start outlining my hopes for 2017, let’s put this baby to bed properly! In 2016… I turned forty (finally, after waiting a whole forty years for this to happen). It’s strange to explain but, forty has always seemed like the perfect age to be, for me anyway. I have always expected to …

art, Travel, wellness

Thank You 2016, Now Bugger Off

Well, I’m not sure how to start this. I’m imagining a set of weighing scales, and placing all the good and the bad things about 2016 on them. No matter how hard I try to look on the positive side of things, the bad side always tips the scale. I guess that’s because the last …

Travel

Listing London Favorites

I’m back in the USA. The kids are running around the house squealing with delight as they rediscover long lost toys and belongings. I, however, am in a bit of a daze. Every time I leave London and my parents, the feeling is heart wrenching. I’ll get over it soon enough and settle into a …

Travel, traveling with kids

Why Your Kids Will Love London

Battenbergs, Bakewells, Jaffa Cakes, Victoria Sponge….. I have been indulging in many childhood treats since I arrived in London three weeks ago, maybe a few too many, nostalgia does weird things to people, right? I’m not setting a very good example to my kids right now. Fear not though, my interests here do extend beyond English puddings, …

Travel, wellness

Recipe For The Past 10 Days

I can’t…….I just can’t…even …write…full sentence today. Flight to England tomorrow, last day of school. Ugggghhhhh. Ingredients 6 school events attended 1 last volunteering stint 1 pair of sandals destroyed at the kindergarten picnic 5 library books returned ON TIME!! 2 summer reading programs joined 2 pediatrician visits 3 dentist visits (one particularly painful!) 1 x-ray …

books, wellness

The Happiness List

Right, I know that I’ve been a bit of a moaning Myrtle lately. The last two weeks of school/last two weeks of planning for my camps/ordering materials/getting ready to print for Fall/sewing things up totally before I leave for England, have meant that I have been so preoccupied that I have barely cracked a grin lately. …

art and design, British Indian, creativity, design, education, family, kids, learning, parenting, small business, spontaneity, summer camp, teaching, Travel, working from home

Towns, Cities, and Home

The last summer camp is done, and I’m off to England for my very well-deserved break (Says who? Says I!) feeling tired, bruised, but incredibly happy. I’m going home. I know, I know, Vienna, Virginia is my hometown  now, and it is indeed lovely and welcoming, and I like being here. However, there is always that feeling …

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