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A hard day but also a reward

Leaving the girls was very hard on Sunday, even though I had my Mum with me to get me through. I won’t give you all the details as it will only upset me as I type(!) but the Big One was upset even before we left for the airport and the upset was even worse … Continue reading

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 Wombles

Another book we’ve just finished and the girls loved it! As did I – I loved the Wombles when I was little, particularly because I was born very near Wimbledon Common so I thought that practi cally made me a Womble!   I remember as a child that the Wombles inspired me, my sisters and … 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

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

It’s windy here…

It’s windy here…

It doesn’t look that windy – a bit breezy maybe and the trees are certainly moving about in the wild patch behind our garden. But not windy enough to do this surely: The heavy metal base the umbrella was in has moved off the patio into the middle of the grass too.  It took all … 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

Cockroaches

Well, we had a brief encounter with a baby one when we first got here but today we got far too close to proper big ones.  Yuk. It was so hot in the garden this afternoon that we got another sun umbrella out of the garage.  We’d not opened it since it got packed away … Continue reading