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A very British Birthday Brunch

Heinz baked Beans on toast with HP sauce, Boddingtons and Sam Smiths and Newcastle Brown, angel cake with strawberries, Rose’s chocolates, Walkers’ shortbread, elderberry cordial, home-made scones, imported Wensleydale and...
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Phoenicia Rocks! (Mildly)

It’s not every day the people of Phoenicia, our local little country village, are treated to a gig by a former member of Swell Maps and the Television Personalities. So...
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Earth Day, A Day Late

(Was all set to sit down and write this yesterday but our Noel took a freefall down the stairs and we had the parental fun of rushing him off to...
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Let It Go!

(This race took place a full week ago, Saturday Mar 22. I was waiting for the Pine Hill Arms Website to upload the photos before posting my account. Unfortunately, almost...
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Goodbye Winter

It wasn’t the greatest winter for skiing. Though there was no shortage of “snow” days (Campbell’s school went one over its allotted number of them), we didn’t get a single...
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Phamous Phoenicia, #1

Came across this last night while speed-reading Making Tracks: The Rise of Blondie. Debbie Harry says, and I quote… “…I packed everything and moved upstate to live outside Woodstock in...
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Plattekill: Small Mountain Charm indeed

Does he look like he’s having a good day, or what? Yesterday (Sunday), Campbell and I finally got out to Plattekill, the “other” Catskills mountain, five miles west of Roxbury,...
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Mountain Jam Madness

The line-up for the fourth Hunter Mountain Jam was announced yesterday, and after I got over the déjà vu – it’s now a given that Government Mule close out both...
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