Tagged with UK expats

Illness and sod’s law

  Why do the girls get ill as soon as my Lovely Husband leaves for a business trip?  Sod’s Law, that’s why! I could bore you with a long list of illnesses that have occurred when my Lovely Husband was away on business trips.  But I won’t, I’ll just share today’s little event.  This time … Continue reading

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

Fluorescent rocks, dinos and chipmunks

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Sugarland last week. We’d been before and found a huge bullfrog and saw lots of different exhibits but since then they have added a few new things, so off we went. The girls spent some time pretending to be forest animals in the Animal Secrets exhibition … Continue reading

Party politics

  The Big One’s 6th birthday is rapidly approaching and we’re having two parties: one in the UK for her UK friends and cousins and one here in Houston for her new friends here. Identifying the new friends has been problematic in itself.  As a parent here, the preferred method of delivering your children to … Continue reading

Terracotta warriors

Terracotta warriors

It’s been a very museumy kind of week. At the weekend we went to the Houston city centre part of the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  It’s a bit like the Science Museum and Natural History Museums in London combined but on a smaller scale. We had a look at the exhibition of gemstones first … Continue reading

Animal invader

Animal invader

  I had to be up early on Monday morning for a telephone call with the UK. It was still very dark as I went downstairs to set up my computer and I only put a light on at the bottom of the stairs so as not to wake the girls. (Conducting a conference call … Continue reading

You can suck my thumb

The Little One has been concerned about the Big One this week, particularly when she hurts herself or gets upset as there is no longer the comfort of the thumb sucking.  Every time tears threaten the Little One runs off quickly to get the Big One’s bear, which is very sweet to watch. When the Big … Continue reading

Birthday cake for a friend

Birthday cake for a friend

The Little One’s godmother and her family are staying with us this week.  We’ve had a great time and the kids have really enjoyed spending so much time together. Today it’s the godmother’s birthday and whilst they all went out this afternoon, the girls and I have made a cake to eat when we get … Continue reading

Can cockroaches teleport?

We’ve not seen any cockroaches for a couple of weeks apart from 2 dead ones we found when we got back from holiday – probably starved to death, poor things! Yesterday I found a tiny one – might not even have been a cockroach, so I’m not sure we should count that. This morning, however, … Continue reading

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

We left Tofino on Sunday and were definitely sad to go.  We had a 4 hour drive to get to Victoria in the very South of the island and it should have been a lovely drive.  The girls decided differently though – they didn’t like being cooped up in the car and the windy roads … Continue reading

Picnic on Paradise Island

Picnic on Paradise Island

We were going to visit an island to watch the whales and have a picnic today.  We drove to Schooners Trail and walked along the boardwalk through the rainforest. We found lots of big trees (but no rainforest monkeys, to the disappointment of the girls but we did point out we were on the wrong … Continue reading