Posts Tagged ‘England’

Greatest hits from Facing the Street: My 7 links

Posted on September 1st, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Way back in July, I blush to admit, fellow blogger Edie Jarolim very kindly invited me to participate in a blogosphere event called My 7 Links. Edie writes the wonderful pet-lovers’ blog Will My Dog Hate Me?, which is by turns hilarious, informative and heartbreaking, depending on the day. And My 7 Links is sponsored […]

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Book review: Writer explores England by kayak

Posted on June 23rd, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

As British writer David Aaronovitch points out in the introduction to his 2000 travel book/memoir, Paddling to Jerusalem, in the last few years writers have walked around England under the guise of just about every gimmick imaginable. From south to north, around the coast, up the middle, round the sides, in wheelchairs, on one leg, […]

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What I love–and loathe–about the U.K.

Posted on March 7th, 2010 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Manchester railway station

I’ve been in the U.K. for a few days now, and my likes and dislikes are becoming clearer by the minute. My likes are legion and my dislikes are few, and I’m passionate about them all. First, a few of my favourite things. 1. Teakettles I’m a tea drinker, partly because I can’t abide coffee. […]

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