Now that Downton Abbey’s latest season has come to an end here in America, I thought I’d do you the favor of filling the anglophilic hole in your hearts by suggesting six British shows that are totally worth your while. Each of these shows can be found on Netflix, but I’m sure you can find them elsewhere, as well. And away we go….
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It’s almost here! The Oscars are rolling around again, and this year my husband and I got through all nine Best Picture nominees, as well as a few other films deemed “important" to watch. It was a surprisingly good year for movies. There wasn’t one film that I watched that didn’t interest and entertain me. Unlike last year, there are no super depressing cry-fests (ahem, Amour) to painfully ...<< MORE >>
At the end of 2012, I started getting interested in the birds I was seeing in my backyard. I found myself looking up various species and reading all kinds of North American bird guidebooks. The more I paid attention, the more I saw new birds that I was shocked I had never even noticed before. As 2012 wound to a close, I decided to start an ...<< MORE >>
Last weekend, I went on my first ever birding trip – a “vacation” dedicated solely to locating and identifying different species of birds. After spending the last year becoming more and more interested in backyard birding, I felt ready to head out to see what I could see in the big wide world. I had previously identified over 40 different birds species in my backyard, and it was my goal to get a minimum of 12 new birds ...<< MORE >>
I have an 18 month old daughter, which in no by way makes me a parental expert. I have no idea what I'm doing way more than half of the time. Still, one and a half years in, I've learned quadruple the amount of information about babies that I knew before my daughter was born. With the impending birth of my BFF's first baby only a month away, I offer these five tidbits of info to her and her hubby – ...<< MORE >>
As many of you know, I’ve recently taken up birding as a hobby. Though I have very little experience (my first “birding trip” ever is in April), I have gained a lot of knowledge about the birds in my backyard. I’m lucky enough to have the perfect setting to attract quite a few birds to our area daily. If you’ve never had the same luck or if you’ve never really paid much attention to your avian visitors, here’s a little information about a few of ...<< MORE >>