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Interesting Move and Pathetic Tomatoes

Dennis and I finally moved flats this past weekend, and it has been quite the adventure. The movers where fantastic. I highly recommend them if you need a moving company in and around the Sussex area. They are called Smooth Movers. Anyhow, I am up to the ceiling in boxes right now, and we forgot to get the internet connected and phone switched over. We should be up and running again in a couple of days. I found this lovely internet cafe close to my new home, and while it is a bit expensive, it allows me to get on.

On a different note, my new neighbors are fantastic! The neighborhood is very friendly and quiet. I did notice that the row of houses we are attached to had some lovely flowers blooming all throughout the lawns. I come to find out that one of my new neighbors has been a professional gardener for 28 years. He helps everyone keep their gardens in perfect condition, and he offered to help me start my own fruit and veg garden. We did move my tomato plant from the other flat, but I thought it wasn’t going to make it. It looked droopy, and it started dropping it’s fruits prematurely. While I was away yesterday, he came over and gave it some of his special tomato food mixture. By the time I came back, the plant was vivid. I haven’t measured, but I swear my plant grew about 3 inches over night. My tomatoes might look better, but they are certainly pathetic in comparison to the rest of the gardeners. I certainly hope to learn how to grow them properly for next year.

Additionally, I discovered that sweet peas give you a nasty stomach ache if you touch the pods then swipe your hand over your mouth. FYI!

August 10, 2009 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

On The Beautiful Beach of De Panne, Belgium

This past Thursday, we decided to take a day trip to De Panne, Belgium. We spent most of our day traveling, and only had 4 hours at our destination. However, the short time that we did have in De Panne was lovely. Dennis and I had a dip in the channel, we had some Belgian chocolate and Sam had a lovely Belgian waffle with Nutella. We did have a bit of trouble finding food since everyone mostly spoke French, but we did manage to figure our way around. I would certainly do it again, and thank you Brighton & Hove Coach service for making this wonderful day possible. I like how my hair looks on the ferry.

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July 3, 2009 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Ferry to France: Our Day In Boulougne sur Mer

We did manage to do quite a bit of traveling this week, but it’s been like this since Sam came to visit us for the month. It has been a glorious time. On this voyage we took a ferry from Dover to Boulougne sur Mer in France. We took the P&O ferry for 20 quid each round trip. The trip was lovely and the ship was very clean and huge. The experience with this company might have been great, but I did learn a few things about the company I did not like from a truck driver in France. It has to do with their hiring practices, but other than that the journey was extraordinary. We took in the beach, the cathedral of Boulogne, a sustainable garden art project, and had some fabulous crepes at Le Pacha. It was a fabulous pub by the way. I highly recommend it if you are ever in the area. It’s on 55, rue Faidherbe.

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July 3, 2009 at 11:36 am 2 comments

Cliffs of Dover

Dennis, Sam and I decided to head towards the Dover this past week. We wanted to see the beautiful 350 foot chalk cliffs. They were absolutely extraordinary. We had a fabulous time there, but it was a bit hot. We spent most of the day traveling and wandering around the very beautiful Dover Castle.

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July 3, 2009 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Holiday in Dover and France

Just returned form a short holiday in Dover and France. It was a little bit hot, but the sights were amazing. We got to see a bit of Dover Castle, and we played on the beaches in Boulogne-sur-Mer. The food was amazing and the people were very friendly. I took quite a few pictures. I’ll post them in a few days when I’ve sorted them out.

July 1, 2009 at 2:50 am Leave a comment

Rottingdean Moon Pools

Dennis, Sam and I happen to come upon these rock pools while we were on a walk. We knew it would be low tide, but we never though it would be like this. The pools were amazing, and there was so much life in them. It was a truly wonderful day. We are very happy to have stumbled upon them.

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June 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm Leave a comment

Blue Skies of Edinburgh

The next day Dennis, Sam and I took a flight to Edinburgh, Scotland. We had an absolutely wonderful time there. The people were friendly, the food was fantastic and the architecture was outstanding. We did have a bit of rain the first day, but it quickly cleared up. We took in the city, ate at The World’s End Pub and took a tour of Edinburgh Castle. I wish we could have gone on the Loch Ness tour, but we didn’t have enough time. Maybe we will next time we visit.

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June 19, 2009 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

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