Tagged with swimming pool

A hot trip to the zoo

A hot trip to the zoo

It’s been hot here all week.  Our trip to San Antonio was hot; the first 3 days of this week in Houston the car temperature gauge and the garden thermometer have read 110f (that’s 43c), the pool has crept up to 96f (36c – more like a bath than a pool).  Today was a bit … Continue reading

Our first alligator!

Our first alligator!

Yesterday we saw two native Texas animals that caused great excitement. My Mum, the girls and me were at the George Ranch Historical Park (more about that in another post) when we saw this sign: It was just by a small lake so we rushed on to the bridge across it, not expecting to see … Continue reading

Me vs. the Pool Monster

To keep the lovely pool in the garden clean we have a robot cleaner.  When we first got here the girls were a bit scared of the cleaner as it would appear at the top edge of the pool, chuntering along just under the surface and occasionally spew out water at them.  It got nicknamed … Continue reading

Our first swimming competition

Our first swimming competition

The Big One joined the local swim team last week and we went along for her first practice on Thursday. It’s really just like a swimming lesson with a few other children, for an hour twice a week. It was the first lesson that she’d had in a 25 metre pool and she did really … Continue reading

Memorial Day, country club style

Memorial Day in the US was on Monday and it was a public holiday for most people.  It’s the equivalent of the UK’s Remembrance Day in November, where we remember the fallen. We went to the club (I still haven’t written properly about joining the club yet but this is the one: Royal Oaks Country … Continue reading

Swimming superstars

Swimming superstars

We’ve joined the posh golf club across the road from where we live (but still inside the park/compound – I’m not sure what to call it!) It’s lovely and more on that in another post. There are 3 pools and the Big One had to do a swim test before she was allowed to swim … Continue reading

Fort Worth part 2 and Southfork

Fort Worth part 2 and Southfork

On Friday evening we headed to the Cowtown Colliseum for the Stockyards Championship Rodeo.  It happens every Friday and Saturday night and features some fantastic sights.  That night’s performance had bull riding, calf roping, mutton busting (children run around the arena after a sheep trying to get a ribbon that has been attached to it … Continue reading

Re-thinking pets…

Re-thinking pets…

This week we’ve spent far more time than is healthy scooping out dead things from the pool. It started off with me diving to the bottom to pick up the leaves that had fallen in and the robot cleaner (or Pool Monster as it’s more commonly known as by the girls) is not picking up.  … Continue reading