Another Year Older & Another Year Wiser?!

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” –John Lennon  I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I share my birthday with the late, great John Lennon so I thought this quote was appropriate. It was last Monday, October 9th that I turned 55 years old! Holy Moly, can […]

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Escape to the Country – Norfolk, England

“When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside.” –Ross Kemp  Usually when I travel to the U.K., I stay in a “suburb” of London with our longtime friends, Keith & Donna. This visit however, I was lucky enough to escape to the country for a few days of rest & […]

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Chasing Doc Martin in Port Isaac, Cornwall

“I’ve got 99 problems and Portwenn is all of them.” –Dr. Martin Ellingham I have wanted to visit Port Isaac – County of Cornwall on the west coast of England – for years. This sleepy little fishing village with a population of less than 50 permanent residents has been on my bucket list of places to visit […]

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My Love Affair With London

“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson If you know anything about me at all or if you’ve started following this blog, you know that I am a hopeless Anglophile. I truly am obsessed with most things […]

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Playing Tourist in my Hometown – Los Angeles

“I don’t mind being a tourist at all, and a gawker. I just walk around.” –-Ann Robinson I would venture to say that most people don’t bother to “tour” the city where they live, even if they’ve lived in that same city for years. I used to be like that. Going about my daily errands, I […]

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A Day of Play at Disneyland!

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”  –George Bernard Shaw How lucky am I that I live in sunny southern California where “The Happiest Place on Earth” is located? Very much indeed, I’d say! I’ve always loved going to Disneyland & as a child we went at least […]

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Happy Birthday to me!

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream…” —-C.S. Lewis Sunday, October 9th was my 54th birthday. Even as I type those words, I cannot believe that I’m 54!!!! I can guarantee that the little 4-year-old girl pictured above could never have imagined being 24, let alone 54. […]

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