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Go Texan Day!

Go Texan Day!

Today is Go Texan Day.  This means that children are encouraged to get dressed in cowboy  and cowgirl gear.  I was under strict instruction that spurs and guns(!) were not allowed (only in Texas would this instruction be needed…)  My Lovely Husband had his own Go English Day instead! Here are the girls on the … Continue reading

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

Guns

The events in the Sandy Hook Elementary school on Friday were completely shocking. All those children and their teachers killed by a troubled young man who was able to access 3 guns with no problem. 26 families affected forever and a town that will not recover from this horror. I cannot begin to imagine how … Continue reading

An Autumn (Fall) weekend near Austin

An Autumn (Fall) weekend near Austin

So, Autumn (or Fall) has finally come to Houston. The mornings are cooler at around 12c and the air has lost its humidity at last. It’s not exactly chilly by UK standards for Autumn but Houstonians seem to have coats and even gloves on in the mornings now. The days do warm up (to about … 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

I’ve got big Texan hair!

I’ve only had my hair cut once since January and the swimming and sun is beginning to take it’s toll on my hair. I’m scared of having my haircut normally (scarred by a bad experience as a child when my long hair was all cut off and I was left looking like a boy…) so … 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

We’re getting a bit soft…

…and it’s not just because we’re eating too much high calorie, huge portion dinners out in Houston! We got in the pool this morning and felt it was a bit chilly.  It made the girls catch their breath and even surprised me when I jumped in.  I quickly jumped out again to check the temperature … Continue reading