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How to be an ex-pat: Pimms

Weather is a guaranteed conversation here. It’s cliched, but socially useful, and in the case of the past few days, an expression of national celebration. It’s probably because this will be all for the English summer of 2012, but nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Clean house, can’t fail

We might not have a dog, but we’re more than ready chez nous. The landlord came round last night to talk about the possibility, and to do a walkthrough. Cue house cleaning so fierce it needs its own montage and … Continue reading

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Does no more shuttles mean no more Space Camp?

Obviously bingeing on NASA-related content this weekend with the Atlantis launch/space exploration wake. It’s overall been depressing, but a bright spot is the lovely retrospectives. Slate jumped in with an adorable picture essay on Space Camp which got me googling … Continue reading

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Cholmondeley Castle visit

Three things to know about Cholmondeley Castle: 1) It’s pronounced “chum-ley.” 2) The times that you will want to visit are not the times that it is open. 3) You can’t visit the castle, but the gardens are more than … Continue reading

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