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  1. 6 British Shows (on Netflix) for the Anglophilic Soul
    Sunday, March 02, 2014
  2. OSCAR MOVIES 2014
    Thursday, February 27, 2014
  3. A Bird Year in Review (2013)
    Wednesday, January 01, 2014
  4. My Fiction Books of 2013
    Monday, December 16, 2013
  5. A Place to Play
    Tuesday, May 07, 2013
  6. Birding in Presque Isle
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  7. Baby Advice For My BFF
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  8. Common Backyard Birds: Western PA
    Monday, March 04, 2013
  9. Breaking Bad: The Only Show of Its Kind
    Friday, March 01, 2013
  10. 2013 Best Picture Nominees
    Friday, February 22, 2013

6 British Shows (on Netflix) for the Anglophilic Soul



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….


1. The Fall

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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 ...

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A Bird Year in Review (2013)

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 ...

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My Fiction Books of 2013

Just as I always do when December draws to a close, I've been combing through heaps of "Best of" books list, compiling a lineup of novels to keep me entertained in the year ahead. Sometimes lists like this result in me buying more than a dozen books all at once. Other times the pickings are found lacking, and I end up with only one or two new books that tickle my fancy.

2013, however, seems to be a particularly ...
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A Place to Play

When my sisters and I were little, my father built us a playhouse. I'm not talking a little boring plastic box or a small duck-to-get-through-the-door hut; it was our own little house - shed-sized and equipped with all the things that three little girls could ever need.

When I am old and grizzled, the playhouse is probably what I'm going to remember most about my youth. There are a lot of foggy areas in my brain where my memory fails me, but every detail of the playhouse sticks vividly ... << MORE >>

Birding in Presque Isle

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 ...

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Baby Advice For My BFF

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 – ...

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Common Backyard Birds: Western PA

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 ...

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Breaking Bad: The Only Show of Its Kind

If you haven't watched the show yet, there is still time before the end!
Come back and read this blog once you've caught up!

2013 Best Picture Nominees

What better way to wiggle my way ...

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