Monthly Archive: November 2010

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It’s the way things are…

Gnashing of teeth again on my part that the last entry on the blog took on an unintended appearance; it was dispatched late on Thursday evening, failed to appear so after 15 hours we re-sent it, it arriving instantly in miniature format and shortened lines. Perhaps it was the last minute italicizing of film titles that did it…? However, grateful thanks now to Techno Son-in-Law, just back from his bird-watching trip to Norfolk, for reformatting the text – and for...

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Boatwif – Thoughts at Thanksgiving…

  Tuesday 23rd – Thursday 25th November No apologies – but the photos are mostly about food! Whatever else it is about the Thanksgiving Holiday Season brings the Americans' love of food to the fore. So it was not inappropriate to start Tuesday with a treat trip to IHOP – for breakfast. Pancakes are a speciality: Cal Guy went for the banana smile Happy Face, Cal Girl for the chocolate bomb Funny Face, Boatwif went for a relatively modest spinach...

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Barking at print…

Saturday 19th – Monday 21st November   The Cheshire Son-in-Law has chortled, indeed crowed, over a spelling mistake in the last post.  Little did he know that "Pajama" was taken directly from the Pacific Coast Gymnasium newsletter​ given out to parents after Saturday's gym classes, but it does highlight the surprises that assault the eye when reading American English. On a previous trip I struggled with the word "docent": it turned out to be a volunteer ranger, as at a...

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Observations from out west

(Apologies for the disrupted appearance of the previous posting: it grieved me to see  words and punctuation so oddly placed. The email is dispatched: compatible  layout is not guaranteed…) Friday, 19th – Saturday 20th November​  It is always great to be back in California, this now being the 9th visit since  Son and Daughter-in-law left UK shores, and the 8th to their family house in San Marcos. On each visit certain things always surprise me, even though I should know...

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Boatwif changes time zones…

​ The odd, occasional, new entry from a boatless crew… Boatwif and the Captain have flown into San Diego for some grandparent time with the Californian Three.   Tuesday 16th – Wednesday 17th November  ​   Drawn always to water we have in the past two days flown far above one ocean – and gazed upon another. To the travel events first. When asked how long it takes to do a door to door trip my usual reply Macclesfield – San...

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