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Does living in the sunshine really make us happier?

Does living in the sunshine really make us happier?

Off the back of a long Labour Day weekend of miserable heatwave (102 degrees inside the house is not my idea of fun right now!) I’m asking myself this question again… And, although I’ve always professed to be an ‘all four seasons’ kinda gal, I have to admit that ~ while there are things I miss about England ~ living in the sunshine really does seem to make a difference to our quality of life. We live outdoors more. Our…

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8 things America just does better…

8 things America just does better…

Having spent over four years now living Stateside, it’s fair to say that we have moved on a bit in our appreciation of all things American. I remember my first impression of the good folk of the Golden Coast was that everyone was just a tad too friendly and a tad too loud.  (I know I know… but remember we moved here as fully carded-up grumpy Londoners). These days we know full well that our neighborly Northern Californians do a…

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