Author Archives: Kate

Coast to Coast Trail

Yesterday Stephen and I biked the coast to coast trail which runs 11 miles each way between Portneath to Devoran in Cornwall. The trail is gorgeous and includes some street riding but mostly trails that run through old mining areas … Continue reading

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Cornish or Devon Cream Tea

While I’m in Penzance I feel the need to mention the debate between Cornwall and Devon over the preparation of a proper cream tea. I wonder if my friends back home even know about putting a scone together? I can’t … Continue reading

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Beach Holiday

We are spending the week on holiday in Cornwall. I have never spent any time really at any beaches in England and am not a beach person in general. I grew up as a child spending a lot of time … Continue reading

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Old Habits Die Hard

I’ve been in London now for 16 months and feel completely capable of looking in the correct direction for oncoming traffic when crossing a street. Having said that, each time I look into a vehicle approaching me I search the … Continue reading

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Transient London

Wow, have we met some really fantastic people while living abroad. I think it’s thanks to my kids really because they force you to interact with people, all people, people normally I would never have the good fortune to meet. … Continue reading

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Local Expressions that I Enjoy

We do share the same language but sometimes it can sound very different. Just as I feel comfortable as a local I am reminded that I am a foreigner. Two of my favorite expressions that I’ve learned since arriving in … Continue reading

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Neighbors

I’ve done it. I can now say that I officially have several authentically British friends. I don’t know why it took me so long. Perhaps it’s because my kids are at a French school so I naturally mingle with French, … Continue reading

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Summer Holidays and the Olympics

What a hard summer it’s been for me. All of my friends away enjoying their summer holidays, Stephen working what feels like 24/7 and its just me and three kids…three kids 5 and under. Demanding, relentless, needy children. As all … Continue reading

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Travel,Travel, Travel!!

Today I spent the morning in Earls Court at the Destination Travel Show with my friend Chantal. So many possibilities from London it’s very exciting. Here are my top picks for 2012: Greece, Dubrovnik, Belgrade, Lisbon and Morocco. There also … Continue reading

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SOAD

I’ve spent some time this afternoon updating my running mix. It has been a fun stroll down memory lane.

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