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April 18, 2011 - Final Day at Valleyfield House

Today is my last day at Valleyfield House, so I've busied myself with doing laundry and cleaning the flat before I leave tomorrow morning. Jane and Roger will be home tonight, so I'll get to see them again before I go. I've included a couple more photos of the downtown area of Penicuik before I...

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April 16, 2011 - Valleyfield House

Things were a little slow all around today. Not as much traffic in the store and very few people at the Town Hall Open House made for any easy day. There were only 4 people at the Open House when I arrived at 12:30 after closing the store and no one else came by after that. We ended up closing...

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April 15, 2011 - Valleyfield House

Not much excitement today, but busy none-the-less. Today is delivery day for the store so I was up early for the first delivery. Cheese and general dry goods (teas, honey, jams, canned goods, etc.) come first at 7am and it took me several hours to price and stock everything. Then I spent some...

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April 13, 2011 - Valleyfield House

Saw Jane and Roger off to the airport this morning after breakfast for their trip to Denmark. Matt and I are left to hold down the fort. The weather today is cooler and blustery...about 43 degrees with a wind chill of 38, but so far no rain. Had a slow quiet day today. Matt mowed the lawn and I...

permalink written by  Karen on April 13, 2011 from Penicuik, United Kingdom
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April 12, 2011 - Valleyfield House

Woke up to a sunny day today, which was a pleasant surprise as the weather forcast had shown rain (or chance of) for the rest of the week. It now looks like it will be partly cloudy most of the week instead. Also, today is Jane and Rodger's 42nd anniversary :) so a good day for sunshine!...

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April 10, 2011 - Rosslyn Chapel

Had a wonderful time last night at dinner with Jane and Roger's friend Brennan, his collegue, Natasha from Russia, and his son Gordon. Brennan is in his 80's and was a soil scientist and professor who spent many years in Africa. Natasha was once a student of his and was here to present at a...

permalink written by  Karen on April 10, 2011 from Penicuik, United Kingdom
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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Another beautiful Spring day here. Worked in the not-for-profit grocery store that Roger runs out of the House this morning. Everything sold is organic and all produce, milk, cheeses, eggs, etc. are locally made or grown. I priced products and stocked shelves before the store opened (hours...

permalink written by  Karen on April 9, 2011 from Penicuik, United Kingdom
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Friday April 8, 2011, Valleyfield House

Made it to my first stop. WooHoo!! Missed my connecting flight yesterday in Dublin and had to wait 7 hours for the next one. I made that flight, my backpack did not...but it worked out okay because I didn't have to carry 55lbs on my back while catching buses to Penicuik (pronounced...

permalink written by  Karen on April 8, 2011 from Penicuik, United Kingdom
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