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July Tea and a Book: the Lyme Regis edition

This month's post features books mostly set in Lyme Regis: Seems like various people have recommended Tracy Chevalier's Remarkable Creatures to me, and I'm not sure why I waited so long to read it. It's a fictionalized account of the friendship between early 19th...

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London weekend

Alas, I'm behind on my postcards.Quickie recap of our London anniversary trip: -- Thursday night we saw Matilda, which was all spectacle and flash and broad humor. My favorite parts were when Matilda told the story of the escapologist and the acrobat.-- Friday we saw...

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Going to the city

For our anniversary weekend (23 years!), Steve and I will spend three nights in London. There will be theatre, a concert, and at least one full afternoon tea. Many postcards to come!In the meantime I offer you these:A rare shot of Radcliffe Camera and Brasenose...

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A view of the Camera

I love seeing the dome of the Radcliffe Camera when walking through the Deer Park and Old Quad of Brasenose College, but this is the first time it's seemed like a face peering over the wall -- am I the only one who thinks this face vaguely resembles the Stay Puft...

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Friday Five — Tea at the Savoy

For my final English Christmas post, I offer five photos from our holiday tea at The Savoy in London.The setting was elegant and inviting. The tea tray included cranberry and plain scones (on top), raspberry ginger preserves, clotted cream, and homemade lemon curd...

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A little Narnia magic

During our time in the Peak District, Chatsworth offered a special exhibit on The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Needless to say, this was a MUST SEE for me. Although Steve and I much prefer the grounds of Chatsworth to the house--extravagant Baroque interiors are...

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Friday Five: English Christmas

Steve and I just returned from a trip to England, where we enjoyed quite an array of Christmas delights (and thankfully avoided having the Apollo Theatre ceiling collapse on us--my thoughts are with the injured). I hope you'll indulge me as I share five of my favorite...

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