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Friday Phone Dump

“He’s sending you an invitation too, in the sunrise, in the sound of a bird, or in the smell of coffee drifting lazily from the kitchen.  The one who has invited you is way more powerful than any of the impediments we think we’re facing, and He has just one message for us.  He leans forward and whispers quietly to each of us,

‘There’s more room'”

Bob Goff // Love Does

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1) My new favorite breakfast–pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds mixed with honey!  It’s literally what birds might eat, but I totally love it.

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2) Ro’s birthday tulips are soooo lovely

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3-6) We spent a sunny day last week wandering Bedford.  I’m so excited to see Spring here since all the flowers are just beginning to bloom and the trees have buds on them.  Also, apparently there used to be a castle on this mound I’m standing on #England

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7) Debenhams (an English department store) has these giant paper flowers as part of their Spring window displays and they are amazing!  They make me want to have a giant paper flower photoshoot….so maybe that will be in my future :)

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8-10) We tried one of the Mexican restaurants in town, and it looked cooler than it tasted.  To be fair, there was nothing wrong with the food other than the fact that it didn’t taste like Mexican food haha  Also, there were cucumbers in the pico de gallo for some reason?  And “squirty mayonnaise” soooooo it was pretty funny :)

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11) Easily one of my favorite spots in Bedford so far–Coffee With Art.  I talked about them last week, but look at how cool this art installation is!  Love it.

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12-17) We had Ro’s official birthday party on Saturday, and it was so fun!  She rented out a room at a local pub and we spent the evening enjoying amazing food and drinks, celebrating Ro, and photobombing as many selfies as possible haha Happy Birthday, Ro!  And happy Friend-iversary!

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18-19) So, the English version of Mardi Gras is PANCAKE DAY!  Also, English pancakes are much more similar to crêpes than to American pancakes, and they are delicious :) Thank you, dear England, for my new Mardi Gras tradition!

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20-23) Walks through Bedford Park and Cemetary–everything is cool here.

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24-27) Colin and I finally got to try out some public footpaths this week, which are basically hiking/walking trails that go everywhere: through town, through parks, through farm land, through golf courses.  They’re unlike anything I’ve ever seen in the US, and they are so fun!  These photos are from a trail we took on our way to get groceries…groceries.  I wish all trips to the store were like that :)  Also, the poster Colin is posing with is for one of the events mentioned in this video!

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28-31) Our kind and wonderful friends, Phil and Harry (short for Harriet) have been letting us stay in their house this week while they house sit for some friends of theirs.  Their house is gorgeous, and we’ve loved getting to be here–thanks again guys! <3

This weekend we are trying to finalize some of our next travel plans!  I hope your weekend is relaxing and productive :)

love,

M

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