Place in the World

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What is my place in the world? I could take the philosophic path and simply rephrase author Kehinde Sonola, that I am but a tiny speck in the world. But I am not going to do that because I am … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Traditional Cornish Pasty

Traditional Cornish Pasty is baked pastry filled with beef, potato, turnip, and onion, with a light seasoning of salt and pepper, and it is crimped on one side. The pastry is the national dish of Cornwall, United Kingdom, and it has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in the European Union. This means that Cornish pasties must be prepared in Cornwall. They can, however, be baked elsewhere. Cornish pasties are ‘D’ shaped and golden brown. Traditional Cornish pasty is a meal in itself. It’s great for a quick lunch. The pastry is tasty and filling. It’s a must try in England.

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English Heritage Site Overseas Visitors Pass

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When I was researching the places we were going to visit on our recent family road trip in England, such as Dover Castle and Stonehenge, I found that most of the places my husband wanted to visit are on the … Continue reading

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Snapshots: Bibury, Cirencester UK

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Bibury is a village in the Cotswolds described by artist William Morris as the “most beautiful village in England”.Ever since I read about the village of Bibury, I wished to visit it.I especially wanted to walk in Arlington Row to … Continue reading

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Free Friday: Arlington Row, Bibury

What are the chances we would be the only visitors at Arlington Row at five in the afternoon? Unlikely.

Arlington Row is home to honey colored 17th century cottages built for weavers. It is a popular attraction in Bibury, a Cotswold village in England. The place is featured in the movies Stardust and Bridget Jone’s Diary. Visitors may walk along Arlington Row for free. As the houses are still used as private homes, visitors are advised to be respectful of residents’ privacy.

There were many tourists at Arlington when we arrived, busfulls of them, but they were at the end of their visit. Therefore, we got to enjoy the area with a little less crowd.

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Tasty Tuesday: Lady Llanover’s Duck

Slow cooked boneless duck pieces in a creamy sauce with peas, baby greens, and sweet onion purée served on top of half a Sally Lunn bun Served at Sally Lunn’s Historic Eating House in Bath, England.

About Lady Llanover’s Salt Duck

A delicious method of serving duck cold, as a charcuterie item, when it should be served as wafer-thin slices like ham.

The recipe was based on old Welsh methods, and incorporated into Lady Llanover’s book ‘The First Principles of Good Cookery’, published in 1867.


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Hello from London! 🇬🇧

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Hello! I have been missing in action from blogging for a bit. Work has been quite busy for me that all I pretty much did in the past few weeks was work, sleep, and repeat. Finally, my time off work … Continue reading

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The Gateway Arch, St. Louis MO

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Last weekend, hubby and I were in Missouri. We were there for the city’s half marathon. He was a participant, and I was there to lend support. It was also an opportunity to see a bit of St. Louis. We … Continue reading

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Photo Challenge: Smile

Colors are the smiles of nature. – Leigh Hunt, English poet

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Daily Prompt: Explore

“The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.” – Alexander Pope, English poet

Sausalito, California

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