Browsing All posts tagged under »London«

Boomer Grandparenting: Able to Leap Tall Continents at A Single Bound

February 28, 2013

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    When my daughter and her husband of one year moved to London, I thought the worst had happened to me.  Then, within a year, she was pregnant. The loss factor multiplied. Then my first grandson, Jonah, was born. Suddenly, the romantic notion I had always had of grandparents and grandchildren living in close […]

Thrust into London for Deep and Penetrating Research

March 13, 2012

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Three people have now expressed their desire to have me continue with my posts on the Fifty Shades of Grey books.  In my literary universe, this constitutes a veritable groundswell, and I’m up to the challenge.  The third installment in the series, in which Christian and Ana test the ease, efficiency, and calorie count of […]

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 […]

London, Maine, and A Lot of Cat Poop

August 10, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane spent all of July in London.  She owned one grandson when she arrived, two by the time she left.  LBL was able to produce the second grandson with little or no physical discomfort and subsequently no need to bare a breast in public or have her sleep interrupted several times during […]

London: Why I’m Here and Why I’m There

March 23, 2011

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Whatta week!  Life in the Boomer Lane arrived n London on Thursday to spend the week with her daughter, grandson, and son-in-law.  As if that weren’t exciting enough, LBL found out on Saturday that from 4000 entries submitted to the NPR short story contest that she entered in January, hers was one of a dozen selected […]

Fullness

March 16, 2011

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Tomorrow morning, I’ll board a plane for London to see my daughter and my grandson.  I’ve been there many times, now.  This trip, like all others will have its own unique character.  The word “fullness” comes to mind when I think of this trip.  My daughter:  The fullness of belly, of breasts.  Incubating her next […]

My Daughter’s Christmas in London

December 23, 2010

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My Daughter's Christmas in London

December 23, 2010

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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 […]