The Move

Aug 6, 2012: The removal process has now been going on for longer than the Olympics. It started four weeks ago with the sorting of stuff into what we were taking and what  we weren’t. We have the misfortune to live in a flat with a ridiculous amount of storage. The previous owners left stuff […]

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Goodbye To All That?

Last night Danny Boyle summed up all I love best about the UK in a dazzling Olympic Opening Ceremony. The stadium symbolic of a small island buzzing from end to end with opinions, tensions, solidarity and inventiveness – from the still-combative Scots to the patriotic English to the Irish and Welsh outposts there was a […]

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Still Apartment Hunting

Wed June 5: Woke up to hear my husband enthusing to my son about the 72nd Street apartment. You’ve got to go down there this morning, he was saying, see the dog run, the park, the river, the fantastic lobby… Mum’ll take you. Trouble was, I didn’t feel the same way. I’d sat up the […]

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Apartment Hunting

Mon 3 June, 2012: We arrive via a wedding in LA jet-lagged and goggle-eyed. We’re staying at On The Ave, a decent, slightly scuffed but comfortable and reasonably priced hotel on 77th. We’ve got our son into a good school on the Upper West Side and the dogs need access to a park – either […]

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