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Ely Spring

Ely is beautiful in all seasons, but especially in the springtime when the pink flowers burst open against the grey skies. It’s still a bit chilly here in England, but the rainbow of flowers everywhere are a reminder that summer isn’t too far. Warmer days will be here soon and, with them, a new kind […]

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Ely

I knew this little town was one train-stop north of me in Cambridge; I did not realize how charming it is. We had visited it last year, but by car and only briefly to visit the famous cathedral. This time, I wandered on foot to meet friends for tea (the best tea ever) along the […]

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Ely Cathedral

Exploring more of England, our new home. Ely is about two hours north of London and only thirty minutes from where we are currently staying until we can move into our Cambridge flat. It’s such a cute, historic little town, most known for it’s giant (and beautiful) cathedral, which was built in 1083 AD! There’s […]

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Sandringham

Sandringham Estate, autumnal apple-picking at the orchards of the Queen’s beloved Norfolk country house.  This is the first time I’ve ever been apple picking in England; it’s definitely a much different, more organic experience than apple picking in New England where everything is engineered to entertain. There were no cider donuts or hay bales, just […]

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Asbury Park

A wedding brought me to the Jersey Shore; this colorful boardwalk is calling me back. We didn’t have that much time to explore, since the entire weekend was full of wedding activities, but we did at least have a chance to walk along the ocean for an hour or so before we left to drive […]

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Southwold

The Suffolk Coast and it’s colorful cottages. I finally made it here after lusting at beach-hut photos for months.  To be back on the beach was such a joy. I missed the sound of the seagulls and the feeling of the sand. But the English seaside is not the Cape Cod seaside that I grew […]

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