Travels and Tomes: One Expat's Amblings and Ramblings

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Travels and Tomes: One Expat's Amblings and Ramblings
About travel, food, family, and the quirks of living abroad in Germany, England, and Turkey.
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  • Roald Dahl: Writer, Winker, Soldier, Spy 1 week ago On this day in 1916, the great Roald Dahl was born in Wales. You may know him from his children’s stories. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is probably the most famous, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. His stories are humorous, dark, and scathingly true in their assessment of human...
  • Hospital workers check in to city hotel offering free meals and accommodation — The Edinburgh Reporter 6 months ago Reposting from The Edinburgh Reporter.  Why am I sharing this article?  Because it’s a feel good story in a troubling week.  Also, because Ten Hill Place is a great hotel that deserves to be lauded on many levels.  It’s very comfortable, has a great restaurant and helpful staff, a good...
  • The Return of Light: Candlemas 8 months ago Once again, the season has brought us round to Candlemas– an ancient tradition still observed in a handful of places.  One of those places is Ripon, North Yorkshire, England, which I called home for a brief but beautiful few years.  I’m re-posting this short post from 2017, so  I might share...
  • Chapel in the Woods- (nearly) Wordless Wednesday 9 months ago The tiny chapel in the woods behind our house in Germany:  I find myself missing it today in the metropolitan hum of suburban DC with the tiniest of snow flurries falling. What I wouldn’t give for a German Christmas Market, a dusting of snow, and a tiny chapel behind my stone house. Wishing you...
  • Battle of Britain Day, 2019 1 year ago Today, September 15, is Battle of Britain Day, marking the date in 1940 when the German Luftwaffe launched an enormous attack on London and South East England, but the Royal Air Force pushed back victorious and turned the tides in the larger “Battle of Britain”- a nearly 4 month long campaign....

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