Category Archive: Europe

Jun 14

Roving Jay Fashion Prodigy

I have no idea why I touted this childhood memory from pillar to post until my late 20’s, and then left it to fester in the attic for another 20 years, but I had a good old trip down memory lane as I relived my foray into fashion design.

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Jul 18

Cultivating the Good Life

My brother’s living the Good Life. He’s spent the last year cultivating his land, and this is the bounty of his hard work. Looks good enough to eat!

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May 31

Yalla Yalla Pop Up, London

Beirut Street Food Pop Up in the East End on Shoreditch Street Food. This restaurant is a funky location serving fresh Mediterranean food & alcohol.

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Apr 01

Wherever I lay my hat

Wherever I lay my hat I’m from everywhere and nowhere, I don’t call anywhere home. The same year I was born, Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded the song “wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)” – maybe if hats suited me, I’d feel at home somewhere! Before I became a British expat, I lived in …

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Feb 10

Chasing the Dragon in London

According to “London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year).” London 2013: Year of the Snake So with a write-up like that, I was expecting an epic event!  …

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Jan 18

40 days and 40 Nights

40 days and 40 nights. 40 is a magical biblical number. It is also the same duration as my business trip to London. “A 40-something time period, whether days, months, or years is ALWAYS a period of testing, trial, probation, or chastisement”

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Aug 07

BBC’s The Good Life: When did I become Margo Leadbetter?

I yearned for the Good Life, but somehow I’ve morphed into Margo Leadbetter. Shiny car, Corporate Castle. What’s needed is a couple of chickens and a sustainable lifestyle.

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Apr 10

My Entry for Photo Roulette Round #40

I took this photo in Amsterdam, of course! It’s of the Bike Park near the train station – and there was bikes as far as the eye could see.

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Dec 21

Winter Solstice

In the Northern hemisphere, tonight is the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice.   In ancient Europe, this time of year was associated with the Norse Goddess Frigga.  According to the myth, she sat weaving the future on her spinning wheel during the celebration of Yule.  Yule is taken from the Norse word Jul – meaning …

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