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We left Burlington on an icy winter's day, when the temperature was -14C and a snowstorm was chasing up the East Coast. If we'd left on a later plane, we wouldn't have made it out of Chicago. As it was, we had the smoothest journey ever - no delays, easy co...
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We miss you all so much! +Lisa Emerson +Emily MacKay +Lizzy MacKay 
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A Befuddled Day
One of the things I most enjoy about living here is the juxtaposition
of the familiar and the strange. Driving in the countryside here, with
its lakes and gentle hills, you could imagine that you were simply
driving in a part of the South Island that you...
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The 76 Middlebury bus
Last time we were in Vermont, because I wasn't driving, Bruce drove me into work and back - a round trip of at least an hour. Life would have been easier for everyone if I'd known about the 76 Middlebury bus. I stumbled (metaphorically) over the bus service...
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A perfect Day 2
The temperatures plummeted and it snowed all night. When the alarm went off at 6.15am, the world  was still fully dark, and I struggled to get out of bed and run downstairs to turn the heating up before snuggling back in bed with a cup of tea, and my porrid...
The temperatures plummeted and it snowed all night. When the alarm went off at 6.15am, the world was still fully dark, and I struggled to get out of bed and run downstairs to turn the heating up before snuggling back in bed ...
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I'm (still) dreaming of a white Christmas!
Merry Christmas, everyone! This Christmas has been unlike any other for our family. No picnic at the farm, no summer fruit; no weeks of planning and making gravlax and pate and antipasta and a feast for extended family. No pohutakawa, no dogs dressed up in ...
Merry Christmas, everyone! This Christmas has been unlike any other for our family. No picnic at the farm, no summer fruit; no weeks of planning and making gravlax and pate and antipasta and a feast for extended family. No po...
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Stick season
It should be snowing. In 2013, when we went to find a Christmas tree, this is the tree we bought: Flash forward two year, and this was the scene: Around us, people are scratching their heads: the mildest December they remember. No chance of a White Christma...
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In which I gather up some random thoughts - and say goodbyes
Just two more sleeps until we fly home. I've just tucked my heartbroken youngest daughter into bed. "I have so many friends here," she said, "and the teachers are all amazing." It says so much about the schools here that both my girls feel nurtured and love...
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Aww, they miss Lizzy terribly-- can't wait for the next visit!
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The 76 Middlebury bus
Last time we were in Vermont, because I wasn't driving, Bruce drove me into work and back - a round trip of at least an hour. Life would have been easier for everyone if I'd known about the 76 Middlebury bus. I stumbled (metaphorically) over the bus service...
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One of the things I notice about friendships is that they are, almost always, a matter of happenstance: they could so easily NOT have happened. I attended my very first conference in the US in Ann Arbor, 2005. It was a somewh...
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Welcome 2016
When I was a child, growing up in England, it only snowed occasionally each winter. But I remember waking on those days, and lying very still, knowing only that something was different. Then I would realise that the deep quietness and the light could mean o...
When I was a child, growing up in England, it only snowed occasionally each winter. But I remember waking on those days, and lying very still, knowing only that something was different. Then I would realise that the deep quie...
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I'm (still) dreaming of a white Christmas!
Merry Christmas, everyone! This Christmas has been unlike any other for our family. No picnic at the farm, no summer fruit; no weeks of planning and making gravlax and pate and antipasta and a feast for extended family. No pohutakawa, no dogs dressed up in ...
Merry Christmas, everyone! This Christmas has been unlike any other for our family. No picnic at the farm, no summer fruit; no weeks of planning and making gravlax and pate and antipasta and a feast for extended family. No po...
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Eating well
Recently, a friend of mine, as a response to the sausage roll media event, posted on Facebook a link to a list of British foods that Americans really need to discover  here . It was an odd list: why, for example, would you include spotted dick (an irredeema...
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