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Ah, London, How I’ve Missed You!   Leave a comment

Little Venice Canal Tour

Little Venice Canal Tour

From Start to Finish – my 3 week European jaunt began in Venice, Italy so it’s quite appropriate that my journey ends in a place called Little Venice, London in my home country. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted July 19, 2015 by Jaclyn in England, Holidays, London, Memories, Travel

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Canadian By Choice, But Forever A Brit At Heart   2 comments

Union Jack Maple Leaf

Today I’m missing all things British more than usual. Not really sure why but probably 2 trips back to England in less than 5 months to bury family members has something to do with it. Since moving to Canada donkeys years ago, I haven’t gone back across the pond nearly as much as I would have liked so, I guess you could say, over the last few months I’ve experienced a bigger dollop of my own culture in a short space of time and that probably accounts for these feelings. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted June 26, 2013 by Jaclyn in England, Memories, Travel

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If It Ain’t Baroque…For Gothic’s Sake, Don’t Fix It!   Leave a comment

Just a 30 min train ride from Waterloo is Strawberry Hill. Weaving through the streets to the house I’ve come to see, I pass a mix of middle and higher income homes and, as I slowly go around the bend (literally, that is), I see it. Amid this residential neighbourhood sits a stark white house with turrets and arched windows. It reminds me of a big, white cake, one perhaps destined for a princess-themed wedding. This is Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s gothic home in the 18th century. Horace was the son of Britain’s first Prime Minister, a cousin of Admiral Lord Nelson, a scholar of Eton and Cambridge and a friend to Charles Lyttelton and that’s where my family connection is… Read the rest of this entry »

No Showers in Bath   Leave a comment

To go or not to go…that is the question! Yeah, yeah, I know that’s Shakespeare but his quote fits my dilemma. When you’re not on a schedule, it’s a jolt to suddenly have to be on one when planning a day out. I’ve always wanted to visit Bath and even though it’s only about an hour’s drive from where I grew up, for some reason my Dad and I never went. Perhaps I was one of those kids that wouldn’t have appreciated its many historical charms at such a young age. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted May 8, 2013 by Jaclyn in England, Memories, Travel

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Looking For Merrylegs   Leave a comment

Nestled between one of the UK’s largest ports and a coastal resort town is the New Forest National Park and I’m excited to show Shay where I spent some of my growing up years.  I had previously researched and decided on Stable #1 where we could ride the ponies into the depths of the forest but, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted October 7, 2011 by Jaclyn in England, Memories, Parks, Travel

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Mind The Gap   Leave a comment

There’s that darn woman again! The one with the same-level voice that constantly walks you through the complex minefield otherwise known as ‘train travel’.

‘Mind the Gap’, I believe, started on the London Underground many years ago, I guess because there was a veritable chasm between the platform and the train. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 13, 2011 by Jaclyn in England, London, Travel

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