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Four generations of my family have owned and run country hotels. The hospitality trade, filled with the comings and goings of people – the liveliness of the pub, where my father inherited the name Jokie, after all his storytelling to captivated listeners hugging their lagers, to all the mouths to feed in the dinning room – all of this is part of us. 1,547 more words


Seattle Day Trip: Padilla Bay

Sunday’s trip to Padilla Bay was my second excursion there.  Years ago my daughter and I took a bookmaking class at the Breazeale Interpretive Center… 194 more words

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Not quite Belgium...but I'm getting there

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What a foul evening. Windblown drizzle and grey murk abound (by the way, a very low uniform cloud deck sometimes is referred to as a nimbus deck) so I thought I’d keep in touch with my fans. 1,315 more words


Pasta Pelican- Delicious Italian food in Oakland, CA

So for Fourth of July, Mike and I had dinner at a fantastic Italian restaurant called Pasta Pelican. It’s a beautiful, classy place in Alameda just across the water from Oakland Jack London Square with a great view of the estuary. 274 more words