Monthly Archives: November 2011


Close to the top of my long list of things to be thankful for this weekend is snark site Gawker which kindly took the sting out of turkey guilt by publishing this: At the tippy-top of the Thankfulness list, however, was … Continue reading

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NYC November Diary: Caution, Bad Shoulder Ahead!

Polloplayer is gobbling twice today – here’s a second post to catch you up with our visit to the city. We arrived ten days ago with an ambitious list of to-do’s: museums, performances, restaurants and whatever else the Apple might … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re here in NYC with a front-row seat to the parade. The CE was up bright and early to collect Thomas and James for their annual parade date. We know we’re in good company because Mark Wahlberg is in our … Continue reading

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Farewell to France: our last days on the Cote d’Azur

We have so many great memories from our trip to France, but one that continues to shimmer in my daydreams is a walk we took along the peninsula at St. Jean Cap Ferrat as our visit there came to a … Continue reading

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Life is but a dream house: Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu sur Mer

The travelogue lives on – for at least another post or two! On a morning’s whim, we drove from our hotel to the neighboring village of Beaulieu-sur-Mer just to see what we could see, and happened upon one of our favorite trip … Continue reading

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Tulip’s first egg!

Another exciting first-egg day! When I decided to add to our flock last spring, I included a Black Copper Marans in the order from because I was so intrigued by the dark eggs they are known for laying. I knew that hatchery chicks … Continue reading

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Egg-citement on the home front!

The little chickens are all grown up: Coco laid her first egg today! My first clue that she might be close to laying was the “squat”. A mature hen will squat down when you approach, most likely ingrained behavior that demonstrates … Continue reading

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Oh, oh Monaco!

The fabled principality of Monaco lies just twenty miles or so east of St. Jean Cap Ferrat. Carved into the rocky Mediterranean cliffs, it is a country just about the size of Central Park. Sounded like a must-see to me! … Continue reading

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