Trump Protest in London

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Donald Trump’s first visit to the UK was this weekend, and plenty of people here had plenty of things to say about it.

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Football’s Coming Home (But We’re Not, Yet)

We’ve had a proper summer here in London, and E’s school isn’t even out for summer holidays yet. In May, we had those first days of glorious, perfect weather that makes everyone in London go outside and act giddy. I walked down the road on those days thinking how grateful I am for the opportunity to live in London, and how proud I am of us for being brave enough to take the opportunity, and how much I really freaking love living in London.

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Queen’s Tennis

Well, I’ve been unsuccessful two years in a row in securing tickets for Wimbledon (unless some miracle happens between now and July), but last week a broker M works with offered him two tickets to the Queen’s Club Championship Finals, which is kind of a warm-up for Wimbledon and draws some major players, and we jumped at the chance to go.

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Beth, Bath, and Beyond

“They arrived in Bath. Catherine was all eager delight; her eyes were here, there, everywhere, as they approached its fine and striking environs… She was come to be happy, and she felt happy already.” —Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

I studied abroad in Bath in the autumn of 2002 and spring of 2003, and it was one of the best years of my life. Since moving to London, I’ve been back several times: with my husband, E, and in-laws; with my friend Shelby; with my friend Emily; and with my parents just a couple weeks ago. It’s a perfect day trip from London. It only takes an hour and a half by train, and Bath is so small and walkable that you don’t need a car there.

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