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New York Stories 2017

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A Day At Long Island Aquarium

21st September 2017

One of my/our favorite days of THE TRIP was visiting the butterflies and penguins (and other creatures) at Long Island Aquarium. Neil and I went years ago and we’d been looking forward to taking Isla (even before she was Isla). I honestly don’t know who was more excited. Here are some photos from our day there.  With a caption contest for the last one!       And the priceless moment we actually paid 20 bucks for: Yes, that is…

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Humor Life New York Stories 2017 Travel

Drinking Red Wine On Vacation

13th September 2017

‘Isla, do you like America?’ ‘I love it.’ ‘Mumma used to live here.’ ‘Where? In the toilet?’ We were in the bathroom.  Although, she can be sarcastic, too.  Not her fault. And I should say Isla and Neil were in the bathroom.  I can’t even fit myself in most accessible stalls, let alone go with my kid, so Neil was on bathroom trips while we were in NY. They were in the bathroom and I was enjoying an iced cinnamon…

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Disability New York Stories 2017 Travel Writing

When The Accessible Hotel Room Is Inaccessible

30th August 2017

The first thing we thought about when planning THE TRIP was finding a wheelchair-accessible place to stay on Long Island. I love my Mom, but having three extra people in her house would not be a clever thing to do. We thought about renting a room in a house, but couldn’t find a place accessible for me that was also kid-friendly. Now.  I like staying in hotels.  I especially like staying in hotels rooms with bathrooms I can take a…

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Books Humor New York Stories 2017 Travel

New York Book Haul

24th August 2017

These are ALL THE BOOKS I acquired while in NY or at the airport on the way. Airport books: The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, and Not Working by Lisa Owens. The rest of these BEAUTIES were found at B&N where I wanted to spend ALL day, and Book Revue, where we nearly did. Also, had a blind date with a book curtesy of the beautiful Biblioflames, where I could have…

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Coffee Talk Humor Life New York Stories 2017 On The Road Travel

Where Everybody Knows Your Name?

22nd August 2017

Hello! Picture it: A relaxed but working writer on her laptop in a coffeeshop.  Sipping coffee and eating a complicated but delicious sandwich.  Inspired by the coffee shop music of various conversations punctuated by random laughter and maybe some tears.  Inspired by her coffee and her complicated but delicious sandwich. Setting the scene out the window.  Or at the next table. Happily caffeinated and writing words. That writer WAS NOT me. I know I said I’d be blogging throughout the…

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