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We’ve been in Houston 1 whole year

This time last year we left our house in Reading early in the morning, when it was still dark, having said goodbye to our friends and family during the previous week.   I cried all the way to the airport, at the airport and on the plane!  The plane left for Houston at 10.25am on 24th … Continue reading

2012 – a good year

If you’d asked me what I’d wished for at the beginning of 2012 my answer, if I was being brutally honest (which I only was with a handful of people), would have been that I hoped that the planned move to America in January wouldn’t happen. I was as positive about it as I could … Continue reading

Happy Halloween part 2

Happy Halloween part 2

If you’re a Halloween traditionalist, then you’d better look away now.  Our evening of Halloween activities on Wednesday was traditional in some ways: we were all dressed up, (my Lovely Husband and I included), the girls had baskets to collect candy (sweets) in and we even went to two Halloween parties before we went out … Continue reading

A birthday abroad

A birthday abroad

It was the Big One’s birthday on Friday and she reached the very grown up age of 6.  It’s astonishing to me that she can be that old when I distinctly remember her being tiny and new born and that seems only very recent.  But 6 she is and she is having a divided birthday … Continue reading

Mermaid birthday cake

Mermaid birthday cake

I’ve been very busy this week organising the Big One’s birthday celebrations.  This has included lots of baking, including cookie cakes for school, 2 mermaid birthday cakes and cake pops for the girls at her party to decorate. Here’s the cake: I had to make two so we had a small version for the Big … Continue reading

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park

Last weekend (it’s been a busy birthday week here, since the delay!) we headed out to Brazos Bend State Park, about 40 minutes South of us here in Houston.  The park is 5000 acres of lakes, oak woods and lots of wildlife. We headed for the nature discovery centre first and where there are exhibits … Continue reading

Labor Day weekend

  It’s the end of Summer this weekend.  Not that you can tell from the daytime temperature, which is staying firmly around 38c during the day.  However, the mornings are very pleasant in the garden before the sun gets above the trees.  The humidity has dropped a little bit too.  The pool is also getting … Continue reading