Tag Archive: Christmas

Dec 31

Mince Pies and Cat Eyes for our Christmas House Sit

Christmas and New Year house sitting in Hermosa Beach .. looking after a pair of cats and making mince pies for Christmas Morning. Christmas hasn’t officially started until I’ve taken my first nibble of of mince pie.

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Dec 17

Forget the Turkey. Order a Goat!

I’m trying to reduce the amount of crap I purchase. Let’s face it, around this time of year between Black Friday and the January Sales needless commercialism and excessive spending run rampant. One of the impacts of this new zen approach is the difficulty I’ve encountered while searching to find the ideal Christmas gifts for some co-workers.

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Jan 08

Stopover at Pismo Beach California

Pismo Beach is one of California’s longest & widest stretches of beach, with a daddy-long-legs pier, & a traditional Surf-Town ambiance

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Jan 04

Los Angeles to Cambria Road Trip

A road trip from Los Angeles to Cambria, led me to a conversation with a stranger. We had a 1 degree of separation link with Samson & Delilah

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Dec 17

Soho Days and Oxford Street Stroll

Refuel at the Soho Hotel I was only staying in London for 2 days, and one of those was spent sequestered in a meeting room adjacent to the Refuel Restaurant at the Soho Hotel.  This cosmopolitan hotel, tucked just off Dean Street, showed no sight of being impacted by the troubled British economy. I arrived …

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Dec 10

Black Cabs and Chrismas Lights in London

I always look forward to my London-arrival black cab rides. It’s a great way to ease myself back into the familiarity of my old stomping ground, and to see if I can pass for a local — after all these years in the States. I usually get sussed!

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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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Dec 03

Snail Mail Migration

“in the interests of economy, rain forest and time …… please cross us off your list”

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