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pinkLegoland, not far from Windsor Castle

This picture reminds me of myself when I was this girl’s age. I had exactly the same privilege: rides on father’s shoulders. Growing up and being an only child, I was my Papa’s princess. And I had a lot of pink stuff.

Here are three pink quotations by English people:

“I don’t think I will ever get tired of wearing pink.” ~ Emma Bunton
“I believe in primping at leisure… I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe in pink.” – Audrey Hepburn
“You’d have to be daft as a brush to say you didn’t like Pink Floyd.” ~ John Lydon

Mrs Nesbitt and the ABC Team


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abc15-1-300x191 An anglophile greets her Mom on her birthday…

Happy birthday, Mama. I know you are busy entertaining right now so I will ring later.  OMG my bill…! *kidding* You know it’s one of my fave resource-draining habits. I wish circumstances were nicer and I could be there with you but I am happy that you are surrounded by family and friends as you celebrate your special day. Tell me about the speeches and leave me some leche flan. Oh, but sugar is not good for geriatrics, is it? 😉 I’m  just pulling your leg, or legs that used to often be on pumps that I so adored. Did I tell you I got several pairs of Vivienne Westwood?

Now for a birthday wish. It’s to accompany you on the piano once again as you sing songs that make you happy. Wait… I haven’t touched a piano in ages so I may need some practice first but while doing that I could let you know how thankful I am that you were given another year so we can have another chance to be reminded that although our relationship may be punctuated by volatile episodes, our Bond is blessed by the invincibility of 007.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER!

* The Bond phrase was spontaneous.

ma's 73rd 3xb

Seventy-three years ago this woman was born.  Thirty years later she gave birth to a girl to whom she read fairy tales. Lots of fairy tales.  And many of them were, according to her, happened in England.

I grew up believing castles in England were actual homes of Rapunzel, Snow White, and Cinderella.  England was fairy land. Looking back at it now I see the connection; the attribution to this fondness for the place, ways and all.


Mrs Nesbitt and the ABC Team

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How did you find psychology in school? Did you like it?

Oliver Louis Zangwill was ‘an influential British neuropsychologist.  He was Professor of Experimental Psychology and Professor Emeritus respectively at the University of Cambridge from 1952 to 1981. Zangwill was educated at University College School, London, and then at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of King’s College.’

According to the 800th Anniversary Portrait Book of Cambridge University, Zangwill was one of only four individuals so far who chaired Experimental Psychology at Cambridge. The other three were cognitive psychologist F. Bartlett, animal-learning theorist N.J. Mackintosh, and currently, behavioral neuroscientist T.W. Robbins.

Zangwill’s research interest were ‘particularly brain lateralization.  He was interested in the links between research and treatment.  The east Cambridgeshire and Fenland NHS Primary Care Trust honored him for his role in the development of care for patients with neurological disorders, by naming a research and treatment unit after him –  the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation.’

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