THE SOGGY SOGGY DEWPOINT – Chronicles Part 10

AUGUST 2013 I have made a departure in this Chronicle. I will now be putting all of them on my page to be found at: www.jenniferhoskins.com.au   rather than sending by email or putting them on Facebook. The reason for this is my absolute writing block brought on by the terrible political situation in the US. I need to vent, but I have no wish to bur...
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LETTER FROM AMERICA (Apologies to the late, great Alistair Cooke) – Chronicles Part 8

DEC 2012 t suddenly hit me this morning that I have not written a Chronicle since before April this year. It is terribly lax and I have no acceptable excuse. However, many things have happened and life here in Connecticut remains fascinating, busy and full of surprises. But first, Happy Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, Festivus - whatever your poison. Be safe at thi...
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IT’S SPRING ! Chronicles – Part 7

April 2012 Weather: Well it has been sunny one day and snow flurries the next. But now we seem to have seen the last of the snow and there is generally a lot of shower and wind activity in April. The ground is starting to green up and the trees have gone from having a pinky haze around them to a reddish tinge as the leaves start to burst into bud. In another two week...
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NOTHING EXCEEDS LIKE EXCESS – Chronicles Part 5

EXCESS Excess is the the hallmark of the holiday season throughout the US. From Thanksgiving on it is spend. spend. spend. I finally got sick to the stomach with all thefood (mostly full of sugar) that was on offer. I never like shopping, but this was dreadful. I feel that Ray bought far too much food and it is easy to get sick of holiday food. Everything you have he...
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THE HOOK AND LADDER COMPANY – Chronicles Part 3

Well, we have been here almost a month now and some things are becoming familiar, other charming things pop up daily. One of those things is the morning flight of wild turkeys hooting & gobbling overhead. You'd think they would go somewhere where they are not prey for thanksgiving tables of every American. We are quite exhausted with all we need to do before ...
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LIVING IN NEW ENGLAND 2

13 Oct to 27 Oct 2011 Well the weather us cooling down and I will continue my pseudo-diary of what I remember of the last frantic few weeks after our arrival. The leaves continue to change color and fall. We may have slushy snow tonight. When we arrived at our lovely farmhouse (looking exactly like the pictures you have seen) our 'limo' driver rampa...
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