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Back To School, British Style

Welcome to September. The children have started school and us parents can breathe again, at least until the afternoon, when activities and homework fill the hours with hurry once more. Amidst the many emails from this year’s teachers and coaches, I still receive notices from the school our children attended in London several years ago. I could un-subscribe, but I secretly cherish this little ongoing window into life there! Today I indulged and opened the St. Barnabas & St. Philip's emails, checked the website, and read the upcoming events from our church in London...

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Minding The Gap

“Mind the gap” is a classic British phrase. It is a polite reminder to pay attention, to notice the varying space between the train and the platform, which changes from station to station. Inspired by our travel experiences, we can “mind the gap” in everyday life. Briton Home hopes to encourage more noticing and appreciation of everyday moments by offering reminders of those travel experiences and sharing treasures for your home that encourage you to pause and appreciate the moment.

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Getting to know Thornback & Peel

When I was last in London, I visited Thornback & Peel's holiday "pop-up" shop at Pentreath & Hall and met Abbie, who manages their warehouse and helps screenprint some of the beautiful items by hand.  It was so fun to put a face with a name, and I've been eager to get to know Delia Peel and Juliette Thornback because their story is an inspiration to me.  They have followed their creative interests and are living the dream in London!    Briton Home is all about sharing stories of people and places in Great Britain that we love and are inspired by.  I recently asked Delia a few questions to get to know her better and share with you.  Here's...

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A Walkable Life

We’re wrapping up the month of May, moving into June and a different routine. There’s been a heat wave across the Southeast US this month, and it already feels like summer. We have a few weeks left of school, and the calendar is full of end of the year banquets and celebrations, beginning of the season events at the pool, tryouts for next year’s activities. It’s hot out there, and while I’m grateful for air conditioning and a car to get us from place to place comfortably, I take note of the trade-offs. Spring, the season of noticing new life all around and pleasant weather that invites us to come outside to enjoy it seems to have come and gone....

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