Tag archive for "Alnwick Castle"

expat life

Three lessons taught by a taxi (& the absence of a taxi)

9 Comments 17 May 2011

This is about my first two (bumpy) days living in the UK. I had been to London before on a school trip when I was 18. This time I was on my own. And I was fine with that, more than fine. I was 20 and so I knew everything about travel (apologies to all […]

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Living at a film location

23 Comments 11 March 2011

When I first lived in England I lived in Northumberland, in a smallish town called Alnwick. To be even more specific I lived in Alnwick Castle, the home of the Dukes of Northumberland and many film crews over the years (most famously, Harry Potter). While I lived there Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman were filming […]

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The time when I escaped from a castle

23 Comments 17 January 2011

Here is something about me: I love dressing up, getting my hair and nails done, zipping up into a slinky, gorgeous dress and slipping on the heels. I think it’s fun. Here’s something else about me: I’m also a tomboy. I love being able to: get dirty in the garden, spend the day hauling plants […]

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