Monthly Archives: January 2012

The good, the bad and the ugly

Good: Yesterday and this morning on my beach walk I’ve found roses — long-stemmed roses — strewn on the shore. I understand there was a cruise ship that passed by over the weekend and passengers tossed roses into the water. … Continue reading

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A man’s home is his castle

Hers, too. Here’s mine in the Frosty Towers condominium coutesy of Chip Cooper who is building this newest complex at Avery’s Kitchen at 200 W. Avenue G. Chip says that at this point he has about 140 hours in this construction. My … Continue reading

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One last treat

The last day of my trip to England was largely about getting back to the US. (I will spare you a rant about the ordeal that is Immigration and Customs in Houston. Suffice to say I now know how cattle in … Continue reading

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24h Annual Port Aransas Garden Club Tour of Homes

The 24th Annual Port Aransas Garden Club Tour of Homes starts January 28, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at the Port Aransas Community Center (400 N. Alister) with refreshments and a silent auction. Then tour a cozy Old Town cottage, an older island home … Continue reading

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Running the gamut

Initially, we didn’t plan to make this trip to England a marathon of touring, but our London Pass book listed so many compelling attractions. I think we hit half of them on this single Saturday. How could I, a reader and … Continue reading

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Back and forth in time

Friday, we saw London… from the Thames River. We took a City Cruise and this was just the best way to tour. No driving, no parking — no walking! The Thames is tidal and at high tide, the view from … Continue reading

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SOPA and PIPA

Lots of Internet sites are blacked out today or otherwise participating in a protest against the proposed SOPA and PIPA legislations. I’m all for intellectual property right protection but it appears that these regulations could too easily be misused and … Continue reading

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Romans were here

We planned to spend our first full day in London out of London. First, we had to pick up our London Pass and Travelcard. These would give us discounts or free admission for lots of attractions and unlimited use of … Continue reading

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Don’t stress about the mess!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Contest Factory for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Since I got back from vacation, my work space has been a chaotic mess. I can’t even see my desktop … Continue reading

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A last look at Lyme Regis

Our hosts were themselves leaving for a couple of weeks in warmer, sunnier climes and so it was time for us to head to the London headquarters of the rest of our visit. But first, a last look at Lyme Regis and the … Continue reading

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