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May 01, 2022


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Jenni Elyse

I love that style of house and those three that your show in your photos. They're starting to be built everywhere, much to my happiness. :)


I like the Doctor Who bathroom!


The houses in your neighborhood look very well maintained making the community a lovely place to live. N's interest in trucks and his insistence on wearing shirts with trucks pictured is adorable. You'll have to find 7 shirts, one for each day of the week. Would't N be delighted to see 7 new Mr. Dig Dig shirts. Love the PJ's! The deserts at British Bites sound delicious.

Joanne Noragon

Mr. Dig Dig will be so happy with his new jammies.

Doug M

That sure is a nice house in the third pic, and yes you do look a lot different than you did 25 years ago! And I too am loving that British call box--was it small on the outside and giant-sized within? πŸ˜‰ Anyway, a super pic! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘


Next block over someone just painted their house royal purple and teal...


I never bothered with Dr Who. John looks so happy in that pic.

DrumMajor Linda in Kansas

Sounds like you had a cute day. Lovely pics, and you had an unplanned mom's day treat! Linda in Kansas

Pam Donaldson

A mini raspberry Vicky is not a British thing! Though a Victoria sponge is. You don't know about Dr Who??? The blue thing is the Tardis. a police box (not an ordinary phone box) which is, as your commenter says, very big within though normal sized outside (or as we might say her, without - but I think this is a Scottishism?). Not that I watch Dr Who. I like your house colours but also like the white one, which doesn't at all look stark to me. How about a nice orange house???!!!

Arkansas Patti

Don't feel badly, I am a Dr. Who, who? also. That was sweet of YD to share some British Bites.
How cool to get that pic and lovely comments from a former student. One of the perks of teaching that can resurface generations later.


I want a Tardis. It'd make a great front door, don't you think? Personally, while I prefer my neighbors don't decorate their house with pop can sculpture, I can't imagine caring less about what color they paint it. I'm prone to neutrals, I suppose, but is it really going to matter to me if someone paints their house pink? I love houses in some other areas with bright colors that somehow manage to look good together in a row.

That was a kind of awkward hug, Ms. Margaret. Perhaps you aren't grimacing so much as trying not to wrench your arm out of it's socket? I think it's wonderful how much your students loved you and still love you.

Ally Bean

Oh yes, I love the Dr. Who Tardis bathroom. I've had a treacle tart but can't say I need to have a second one. When do the human trio + Ziggy move west?


It doesn't matter to me what color people paint their homes. They have to live within it ;-)
Glad you and yd got together and had a british tea.
Cute jammies for sure. Boys love their dig digs and tractors, trucks etc.


You must be so happy your daughter and family will be nearby again. To get through the challenging nature of teaching, I kept a 'love' file of pictures, notes, and cards from students that warmed my heart. If things got rough, I'd read through them and know that I was a positive influence (on some of them anyway!)


I really do love the color of your house, Margaret.
What a truly lovely compliment from your former student!

Deborah Weber

How fun to get the note and pic! I love that your little is showing such a distinctive personality - it's going to be great having him so near soon. British Bites sounds like a fabulous place. I'd probably move right in.

Tonya Watkins

I'm so excited that Mr. Dig Dig (and his parents, of course + Ziggy!) are moving here quite soon! Plus, your trip for Mr. Dig Dig's birthday is coming up! So many good things on the horizon.

Nice outing with YD! Sort of a bummer you had to eat in your car, though!

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