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Christmas in London: Santa is Booked, But An Elf Might Be Available

November 24, 2011

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It’s Thanksgiving and the best way to celebrate is to get in line now for all the “Black Friday Sales That Start on Thursday” sales. The second best way is to post this brilliantly reworked piece about Christmas in London and to hope that the people who read the inferior post  last year are too […]

Thanksgiving in London and Paris: Snuggling Babies Across Borders

November 12, 2011

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(The following is the third in my new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a slow weekend.) I spent last Thanksgiving in London with my daughter, son-in-law, and brand […]

Christmas in London: Santa is booked, but an elf might be available.

December 4, 2010

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                                                                                                                   As a Jewish American, I feel uniquely qualified to pass judgment on how the Brits celebrate their Christmas season.  All the same trappings are there: the trees, the lights, the shopping mania, the bleary-eyed pseudo-Santas roaming the streets.  But I am here to observe some of the differences.  After all, like with the English […]

Smuggling Babies Across Borders

June 17, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane spent one memorable Thanksgiving in London with Beloved Daughter and her family. Her younger son/youngest child and Her Always Baby and his girlfriend joined them.  Her Always Baby and his girlfriend had been together over a year, but this was her first experience traveling with LBL’s family.  For part of their stay, they […]

Grandma Does London

June 15, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane is in London to celebrate the first birthday of First Grandchild.  Like any besotted grandmother, she believes her grandchild walks on water (or he would, if he walked).  On her last trip to London, she tried to smuggle him through Customs between France and the UK.  She has decided not […]

Off to London in A Shopping Cart

June 1, 2010

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Life in the Boomer Lane is leaving for London in a week to celebrate the first birthday of First Grandchild.  On her last visit, she, along with Younger Son’s girlfriend, Artist Janelle, attempted to smuggle said grandchild across the border from France onto the Eurostar train that goes through the chunnel, in order to get […]