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October 27, 2006

Shopping in Richmond

Lydia bought herself yet another pair of boots. In addition, we bought pumpkins, a few gifts (which I won't go into detail here lest the recipient is reading this), four pull overs or jumpers as they are called here. Then we had lunch at puccinos, got some postcards for the Nez reader list and hopped the number 33 bus back to Sheen. Pictures coming soon.

October 26, 2006


Spent the heart of yesterday with my cousin, Lydia, in a town called Kingston-upon-Thames which is on the south side of Richmond Park. The whole town is one big shopping mall. I managed to get a new DVD CD RW drive for my cousin. We walked around to a place called the Office where we found the coveted UGG boots. £160 later Lydia became their proud owner. That's $306 folks. Hence the name, UGG!
We stopped and had lunch at a place called Cafe au Lait where I had a supurb Ham and Brie sandwich on french bread. Delicious. Lyd had a falafel - a new experience for her.
After lunch I wandered in to the BBC store where I scored a DVD of Dad's Army. I used to watch it on PBS about ten years ago.

October 25, 2006

Polesden Lacey

Oh boy. Sunday, in the pouring rain, we set out to see a national trust site in the south of England somewhere. What a great kerfuffle! Ashley got on the motorway instead of getting off. We were about 40 miles out of our way, hungry, wet and having to pee.
We decided to change out destination instead and went to stately home called Polesden Lacey. In all fairness, PL is a beautiful place - even in the pouring rain, but what a rip off! It cost £6 a head to pass through the gate. Then we went for something to eat. The sandwiches (which were nothing to write home about) and tea all round came to a total of £24! We left a bit of a mess once we had lunch.

October 21, 2006

Chav night

Jasper and Lydia went to "the bop" at Roehampton University last night. They got back home at 2:40 AM and guess who was awake (surprise, surprise) since is was only like 9:00 PM "my" time. So we decided to have an early breakfast of leftover pasta and pizza. Yum! I haven't partied at 2:00 AM in twenty years! Not true, actually, we did the same thing last year around this time! Jet lag is not all bad!

October 20, 2006

Made It!

Here I am sitting in my cousin's bedroom blogging on her computer!. My flight left a few minutes late, but not a problem. It was quite lightly loaded so everyone was happy (except AA executives). I managed to doze off between Nova Scotia and Iceland. It made the 7 hour flight seem like 4. Yay! My other cousin, Jasper hoofed it out to Heathrow and surprised me coming out of customs!
Thus begins my fortnight in Merrie Olde England!

October 18, 2006

Pre-packing day

I have no problem packing for a trip. I have that part honed down to a fine art. Today I have to do the laundry (so I have a full palette of clean clothes from which to choose) clean and polish the shoes, sort out any gifts to take, plus any last-minute running around. Since my ride comes for me late tomorrow afternoon, I have all morning and most of the afternoon to do the actual packing. Let's hope my wonky dryer holds up to the strain.

October 17, 2006

A Soggy night

My rain gauge registered that 2½ inches of rain fell overnight. We've had great WX in Indiana this Summer, not the usual dry August, but a moderately wet one. Looks like Autumn is getting off to a wet start this year. I just hope we aren't in for a lot of snow.

October 13, 2006

One week to go

I leave next Friday afternoon for my annual trip to England. I think I am all ready to go except for the packing. I may start on that later since I won't be busy. I usually leave that chore to the last minute though. Like Jerry Seinfeld, I consider myself "the Master Packer" and each year I pare it down a bit finer and take just a little less stuff, although last year I bought a larger bag - so I would have more room to bring stuff back.
If you want a post card from Nez, get those requests in today! Email me your snail mail address to nezbitthecat[AT]london[DOT]com and I'll put you on the list.

October 10, 2006



What a party! It took a great deal of prep work to pull this one off. The food and drinks were amazing. There were close to one hundred people at this gathering and everyone had a great time. I am sure the beans were almost spilled a few times, but I am also sure it was a complete surprise to Michelle.

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Happy Birthday!

It is Katie's birthday today!

October 05, 2006

Getting down to the wire

I am off to London in two weeks! Exciting!

If you want a postcard from London, please email your snail mail address to nezbitthecat[AT]london[DOT]com by Friday, October 13. Since I'm always trying update my contact list, if you'd like, send me your phone number, too, but it is not mandatory.

If you got one last year and your address is the same, you are already set.

Don't worry, no spam or calls in the middle of the night or anything. I won't sell the list to any third parties.

Hurry, Oct. 13 will be here before you know it.

October 04, 2006

Yeah, riiight!

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Araneus marmoreus

An orange marbled orbweaver is setting up shop on one of my windows. Happy hunting, girl!



October 01, 2006

How I spent October first

by Kittay the cat . . .


Getting old!

You gotta be tough to handle those Minnesota Winters. Grand nephew Travis is up to the challenge. Happy Birthday, buddy!

A new club

This is where you go to hear music, dance and drink in Broad Ripple Village.