Tagged with Houston

The end of our Long American Holiday

So, after getting back from Canada I’m in full packing mode again. This time there is more to pack than usual – our whole house! That’s right. After 20 months living in Houston and adventuring in North America we’re packing up all our stuff ready to come home to England. The girls and I will … Continue reading

The girls have finally gone Texan

The girls have finally gone Texan

We took a trip to the legendary Cavender’s this afternoon.  For those not familiar with it, it’s a huge shop filled with Western boots and clothing (or cowgirl clothes as the girls prefer to call it).  You can take a look here for an idea of the sorts of things they stock: Cavender’s. The girls … Continue reading

Cracking a Geode

Cracking a Geode

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS) at the weekend and it’s always a trip we  enjoy.  The Big One wanted to see the paleontology exhibit and also the new Ancient Egypt hall but we didn’t get into the actual museum before the girls had seen something they wanted to do even more: … Continue reading

Raccoons on the Roof!

Raccoons on the Roof!

Just as we were getting the girls ready for bed last night I heard my Lovely Husband yelling for me.  As we had a visit to ER (A&E) with the Little One on Saturday when she bit right through the underneath of her bottom lip (luckily it’s healing nicely), I’m still feeling a bit jumpy … Continue reading

The Lumineers at the Woodlands

The Lumineers at the Woodlands

Last month we took the girls to their first proper concert – the Lumineers at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion in The Woodlands, just North of Houston. The venue is a great place to take children as it is outdoors, so not too loud, with a big grassy lawn for running around on but the … Continue reading

Four Seasons in One Day…

I was looking back at photographs from our time in Houston last week and I realised that the weather this year is completely different to last year. When we arrived in January last year it rained – a lot – for the first month. Then it got hot and stayed that way until November. All … Continue reading

Thunderstorms

I love thunderstorms. When I was younger any big storm would have me running outside to see the lightning, or running around like a mad thing in the warm rain and jumping in massive puddles. I wasn’t the only one at university who found storms exciting, luckily, so at least for three years I had … Continue reading