Tagged with UK expats

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

The problem with the UK working day…

… is that you start too early (if you live 5000 miles away in Houston, Texas that is!) I’ve just finished the third of my (very) early morning meetings for the week and it’s felt like one of the longest weeks ever – it’s only 6.30am on Thursday!  My earliest start was 3am (it felt … 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

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

Growing crystals

Growing crystals

Following our trip to see the geodes and fluorescent rocks last week at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences, the Big One chose a Grow Your Own Crystal kit at the museum shop.  We had grown sugar crystals before but this time we were going to grow rose pink crystals. The box said 10 years … Continue reading