House Keys

Buying a House in England

We’ve done it – we bought a house in England. The process is different than buying a house in the US – all the same pieces of the transaction are there, but they are done in a different order. In this post I will outline the steps we went through for buying a house in […]

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West Bay

Arriving in Dorset

We moved to the Cotswolds in May of 2010 and each summer spent a week in Dorset or Cornwall. We were happy in the Cotswolds and didn’t think of moving to the coast, but we liked to visit in the summer. As much as we loved Cornwall, the way that narrow piece of land juts […]

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West Bay

High Winds and Heavy Rain

The MET Office has started naming storm systems, the way they name hurricanes in North America. At the end of December we have already been through Abigal, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, and Eva. Frank is battering us now. Desmond caused flooding in Cumbria. Eva caused flooding in Lancashire and Yorkshire on Boxing Day. Frank is hitting […]

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Cotswold Way above Painswick

Leaving The Cotswolds

At the end of October, after five and a half years living in the Cotswolds, we left. We arrived in Nailsworth in spring 2010, me, Steve and our cat Buddy, with the idea of spending a year in the Cotswolds. We rented out our house in Colorado and rented a furnished house in Nailsworth. We […]

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Pauline on the Cotswold Way

Five Years in the Cotswolds

We arrived in England the first week of May in 2010. Last month we had our five year anniversary of living here. Five years!! My big dream was to spend five years in the Cotswolds. Dream accomplished. When I was younger I dreamed of spending a year or two traveling. Steve and I traveled in […]

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Knitted Carrots and Radishes

Knitted Vegetables

Jane, from Transitions Stroud – Edible Open Gardens, recently asked for volunteers to create a knitted garden to be used this summer when she has a booth at a few different venues. The idea was to make something fun and whimsical to catch people’s attention and get them talking about growing their own vegetables. A […]

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Haresfield Beacon

A Large Incinerator on the Edge of the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) designated by the British government as an area that is to be conserved. Most of the Cotswolds is in Gloucestershire, under the control of the Gloucestershire County Council. That council decided to build a large incinerator, to process up to 190,000 tonnes of municipal, commercial […]

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