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Late Snow in November

A short lived snowfall.

November 20, 2019

Weather: It finally snowed enough to run the snow-blower around the base of the high tunnel, put the plow on the four-wheeler, and put studded tires on the car, but then icy rain arrived overnight and left an inch of ice on everything. 1,052 more words

Family Life

Kirkstall Festive Lights...

switched on tonight! We joined some friends and went to our local Leisure Centre car park for hot cocoa, Tombola (Ryan won!), craft stalls, music, games, and more! 118 more words

Personal Insight

Christmas Adventure Calendar

For this weeks blog I wanted to share some of the Christmas traditions we have as a family and most importantly share the adventure calendar I do every year with the kids. 716 more words

Baby And Parenting

Need a Speaker?

One of the gifts God has given to both Jerry and Joan Borton is the ability to enjoy public speaking. Likely, many of you reading this are one of the Americans who identify speaking publicly as one of their greatest fears; but not the Bortons. 794 more words


Last month both Jan and I were invited to my cousin’s and his wife’s fiftieth wedding anniversary. It wasn’t until near the date of the celebration we learned that four of our children(?), their partners and grandchildren were also invited. 415 more words


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball

Diary of a Wimpy KId: Wrecking Ball by Jeff Kinney

Well here it is… the 14th book in the series. (I’m not in love so, I’m not going to write a raving review. 71 more words

Grade 4-8

Blog Tour w/Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway: Bread Bags & Bullies: Surviving the '80s by Steven Manchester

Bread Bags & Bullies:

Surviving the ’80s

by Steven Manchester

on Tour November 1 – December 31, 2019


It’s the winter of 1984. Twelve-year-old Herbie and his two brothers—Wally and Cockroach—are enjoying the mayhem of winter break when a late Nor’easter blows through New England, trapping their quirky family in the house. 6,592 more words