Tagged with England

Who’s in charge?

So, I’m off to the UK tomorrow.  The girls are staying with my Lovely Husband and it’s my first time away from them, ever. I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible: – there are meals in the freezer – packed lunches for school are prepared apart from the fresh stuff – all washing … Continue reading

The teepee is up!

The teepee is up!

We shipped the wonderful teepee that my Mum made for the girls when they were little from England back in January.  Since then we’ve had several excursions to different DIY stores to find some poles as there wasn’t room to ship the 4 7ft poles that make it stand up, but without any luck.  This … Continue reading

Homesickness

We’ve loved watching all things Jubilee-related during the last week.  One surprising side effect was that all the celebrations made me feel very home sick (as well as patriotic!)  I hadn’t expected to feel this way but even Americans I’ve spoken to this week are feeling homesick for the UK!  One lady, who lived in … Continue reading

Beep…Beep…Beep…Beep…Beep…Beep…

It’s 3.30am here and I’ve been awake for an hour. I was awoken by the absence of my lovely husband and as I realised he wasn’t there I heard a beeping that sounded like the house alarm just before it goes off at full tilt.  Knowing that sometimes he goes out of the door forgetting … Continue reading

San Francisco – ice creams and sandcastles

San Francisco – ice creams and sandcastles

Just a quick post with a couple of pictures as I’m supposed to be participating in a teleconference right now…  (It’s 4am here!) Yesterday we went to a massive farmers market in the Ferry Building, right on the Bay front.  The food was fantastic and I just wanted to share a picture of the girls … Continue reading

Swimming gala

Swimming gala

The girls asked for a swimming lesson yesterday – it was our second swim of the day, so we all got changed and whilst I got the towels they waited patiently by the pool. Or that’s what I thought they were doing. What they were actually doing was lining up all the HappyLand people along … Continue reading

Easter weekend – Texas style

Easter weekend – Texas style

Well, more British style in truth as we’ve spent most of this afternoon and evening with Brits (and some Americans too) but we have been here in the USA… Yesterday we wanted to go to the zoo.  It was a beautiful day but unfortunately the rest of Houston decided to go to the zoo too.  … Continue reading

I’m leaving home…

We had a very disjointed Easter lunch today, mainly due to the Little One deciding she didn’t like rice, chicken, broccoli, water or Heinz tomato ketchup (which, if you know her, you know to be untrue, particularly the bit about the ketchup…)  It normally happens, as today, when I’ve spent a long time preparing a … Continue reading