Dear February

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(1)Another check off my Afternoon Tea Bucket List, this time with my favorite person in my favorite neighborhood. (2) Blooms that look like spring, even when the weather hasn't gotten the memo. (3)Too-cool-to-be-real coffee shops and free hot chocolate for no reason. (4) My first murder mystery dinner party and friends that look good in any decade. (5) Spotting a blue-doored hidden treasure while lost in South Kensingtson. (6) Hands that can do that to marble. (7)White-brick-walled heaven and the banana bread French toast I have thought about every day since eating it. (8) The most profound bit of wisdom I've heard in a while. (9) Hammocks and huts and havens in Thailand.

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Dear January

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(1) A camera roll full of glowy (stereotypical but nonetheless stunning) sunsets that come a little later every day, Hallelujah! (2) Teeny yellow flowers that open up during the day and close tight when it's dark. And manage to thrive in England's most neglected garden...mine. (3) Day trips to Oxford, Land of the Bicycle. (4) Beautiful winter light shining through chilly window panes and chances to thoroughly confuse the office receptionist by taking photos of said light. (5) Long layovers and dear friends and excuses to hang out on the South Bank and views that never fail to give me butterflies. (6) The feeling of being a bona fide female after completing my very first Pinterest craft.  (7) A missedchance to cross the street because bubbly clouds are worth staring at for another light cycle.  (8) Multitasking during Monday morning meetings and dreams of summertime swims. (9) Living in a place that provides ample opportunity to stumble upon thousand-year-old churches during Sunday afternoon walks.

Now tell me, what gifts did you receive this month?

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Dear August

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1) For beautiful new-to-me cafes and matcha lattes that offer a much more colorful drinking experience than coffee ever could. 2) For an abundance of wild blackberries that come in handy when you need an on-the-go afternoon snack. 3) For family visits that allow me to be a tourist once more. 4) For museum cafeterias that rival the museum exhibitions. 5) For the gift of blue skies and white cliffs and a perfect day with my beloved ones. 6) For letting me call doodling a job. 7) For a long awaited visit to my number one guy, Peter Pan. 8) For accidental matching. 9) For coconut frozen yogurt in a hot pink double decker bus on the River Thames, an experience I never knew I needed until now. 10) For five straight days of awe in Ireland. 11) For proof that great barbecue exists beyond US borders. 12) For the world's quaintest front gardens. 13) For space, both mental and physical. 14) For a birthday boy who loves Narnia and friends who love costume parties. 15) For the discovery that I somehow unknowingly planted squash last spring. 16) For real life examples of #ihavethisthingwithfloors.

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