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This photo says it all! My MIL is visiting us at the moment. On Sunday we took her out for brunch and then on to the new Recciuti Chocolate Lab (like hubby, MIL is a bit of a chocoholic) in the up-and-coming Dogpatch area of town. Recchiuti is a local artisinal confectioner, whose creations are […]

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So we ambled over to Fay Park, which was really a tiny little garden designed by famous landscape architect, Thomas D. Church. It is so tiny that you could very easily miss it. But it is a gorgeous little gem . . . a wonderful place to have a romantic rendezvous (we were the only people […]

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This blog is intended mainly for British expats or “wanna be” expats or people interested in linguistic differences between the UK and the US. Having lived in the US for 2 years, it never ceases to amaze me how different the English spoken here is to the language spoken back home! Of course, being brought […]

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Fran: This blog’s for you! I have been meaning to blog about some of my early experiences after moving to the States. I started writing this blog months ago, but it’s taken me a while to complete it! When I first moved, I was lonely . . . very lonely. In addition to not knowing […]

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Baseball is a big deal in the US. If you are a foreigner like me, but have watched any popular American films, you would know this. Keen to experience this important facet of American culture since arriving here, I have tried to persuade Hub to take me to a to watch at least one baseball […]

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This weekend has been a wonderful antidote to the horrid week we had (the apartment upstairs had a leak and the result was a lot of water damage to our apartment which is going to take a while to sort out). On Saturday, we took some of Hub’s rellies (who were visiting from Canada) sightseeing. […]

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There is a fantastic celebration of literature and writing that takes place in San Francisco every year called LitQuake. It’s an amazing event organized largely by volunteers (LitQuake is a non-profit which only has two paid employees). The event culminates in a “Lit Crawl” – a sort of literary stroll that takes place in and […]

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About a month ago I went to an overnight spiritual retreat at Point Montara near Half Moon Bay, just outside San Francisco. The weather was overcast and cloudy, which gave an atmosphere that was very conducive to the nature of the retreat – inward thought and contemplation. Here are some photos:

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On our recent visit to the SFMoMA, we stopped for a hot drink at the cafe on the terrace, which serves amazing Blue Bottle coffee. It also serves divine Recchiuti hot chocolate and incredible-looking art-themed desserts, which are not like anything I have ever come across. I didn’t feel compelled to actually have one – […]

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I started feeling really claustrophobic in the city in the weeks after coming back from London, the weather has been hot and the city was crowded due to Gay Pride Week, so Hub suggested we go to the Point Bonita Lighthouse in Marin for a weekend excursion. On our last visit, we arrived at 3.35pm – […]

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