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Vienna: our final trip of 2014

Dear Karen,

Today I finally give you the low-down on the last part of our trip to Prague and Vienna.  Lucky you!

The day we went to Vienna, we woke up in Prague, drove to Theresienstadt, and then south.  During our drive from the concentration camp, we spent our time in quiet reflection at the horrific living conditions we’d just seen. Continue reading

Final trip of 2014: visiting Prague

Dear Karen,

Just as After The Kids Leave was going on holiday in December, Lars and I had a holiday of our own:  a little trip to Prague and Vienna. Continue reading

On the 12th Day of Christmas: a cautionary tale

Dear Karen,

Last week, I told you about my trip to Southwark Cathedral, to listen to carols and Christmas readings.  One of the readings was The 12 Days of Christmas Thank You Notes (from Emily to Edward).  Listening attentively, I became aware of the importance of choosing gifts (and recipients) Continue reading

WordPress Photo Challenge: Convergence

Dear Karen,

Talk about being late to the party.  This particular WordPress Photo Challenge actually ends today, but I don’t care.  I’m going to enter my photos anyway, so there.  Continue reading

A big pat on the back

Dear Karen,

I’ve been reading a lot recently, about parents saying teary farewells to their children heading off for university this autumn.

Do you remember those days?  I do.  Like they were yesterday.  It was tough,  but we got through it in the end. And chances are, so will those parents.  Maybe they’ll do it with a bit more dignity and decorum than I?  One can only hope.   Continue reading

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