Category Archives: New England

The search for home

By definition home is: The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. To me that really doesn’t tell the story and it differs for us all. Let’s start at the beginning: Let’s say … Continue reading

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Hygge or How to live in New England

I am sure you have all heard about this term and the movement it has created. It is a Danish term for enjoying the simple things and the company of friends. Now do I believe the Danish invented this…no. This … Continue reading

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Look Back to Move Forward

I know the subject of resolutions, goals etc for the new year has been done, but I need to look back to look forward so as to better define my direction. We are having bitter cold here in Northern New … Continue reading

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Farewell to summer?

We have had some beautiful early fall days, with cool nights which have been great for sleeping, unless of course you are my husband who thinks I am more than a little strange because I want the windows open. They … Continue reading

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I do not have a lot of close friends, but the ones I have are people I cherish. Friends change over the years just as your life evolves so do your friends. When you are young they are usually school … Continue reading

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Being a tourist

The term tourist sometimes gets a bad rap. Of course there are instances where it is deserved. I will admit to not being very well traveled but have vacationed in some very nice places and have always been acutely aware … Continue reading

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Tips from a New England Yankee

Let me get this straight I am not a NY Yankees fan, rather I was brought up by a woman in New England that lived through the Great Depression and knew how to “make-do”. I went to auctions, and used … Continue reading

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