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Try looking in the monthly archives. November 2015

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Warmest and driest winters in Europe

Average high and low monthly temperatures

 Source: World Weather Online
Contents of my last post, about wearing shorts in November while enjoying daytime temperatures in the 70s, stirred some interest. Jeannie, a friend in America, added a comment saying: “So this is […]

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Enjoying best of all worlds in November sunshine

 
One disappointing thing about moving to mainland Europe is that while state pensions and disability benefits are still paid, the mobility part of both the Disabled Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment is not. Apparently, that is because the mobility […]

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Change of country; change of culture

Finding shops closed for two to three hours every afternoon, and restaurants closed for a similar period a little later, is just part of the culture differences we have found since arriving in Spain on Sunday. It’s all about the […]

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Ups and downs during journey to Spain

Lisa and I made our final farewell to North Wales on Saturday evening with a meal at the Paanshee Bengali restaurant in Prestatyn. We were delighted to be joined by Joanne Jones with whom we have become friends since meeting […]

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It never rains but it ….. drips

A drip of liquid falling on my face, awaking we with a start. I looked up but saw nothing. I glanced around briefly but, again, nothing. So I settled back down to grab some more sleep. Then, drip, it happened […]

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Meet the family, episode 3, on last night in USA

What a really fantastic time Lisa and I have enjoyed, first spending eight days cruising across the Atlantic, then another eight touring around four states in north-eastern USA.
Yesterday was our last full day in the US and what better way […]

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Simple lives strong in faith

Lancaster County in Pennsylvania is home to one of the largest communities of people of the Amish and Mennonite  faiths. Their population has now reached some 30,000 people, with 10,000 having already left the area to spread their faiths. Now […]

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Million dollar view

Until I moved to North Wales in 1992, I had always lived in urban towns on the outskirts of south-east London before making my home in the Fulham area of south-west London.
In Wales, I lived in an 18th century former […]

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Family love and celebration

  
As days continue to pass by, amazingly it is now just a week until Lisa and I are due to fly to Spain to begin our new life in our home in the Mediterranean sunshine. Right now, we are in […]

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19th century life and 17th century witch trials

 
Working farm at Old Sturbridge Village             Rebecca Nurse on trial in Salem
Two different parts of American history gained our attention after arriving in Massachusetts. The first was typical New England life in the early 19th century and the second […]

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