Tagged with UK

Hot Cross Buns

I can’t believe it’s Easter already. Good Friday isn’t a public holiday here in Texas, it’s what they call on optional holiday. This means that some things are open and some people have to go to work, but luckily my lovely husband is not one of them. He gets a lie in this morning. Whilst … Continue reading

The Enchanted Wood

As a break from reading the girls the dreaded Rainbow Fairy Magic books (we’re on Grace the Glitter Fairy, book 17 out of the 45 we have here – apparently there are more than that but don’t any of you go telling the girls…) I started reading them the Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton.  What … Continue reading

Crested Butte – beautiful skiing in Colorado

After a few days relaxing in Houston, we headed to the airport to fly to Denver last Friday and then drove the 230 miles to Crested Butte in the Rocky Mountains.  The drive was beautiful out across the plains and into the Rockies.  It was lovely to see some of the American countryside after spending … Continue reading

Out-foxed by a terrapin

Just a quick post whilst I have 5 minutes.  There’ll be more later on our time in Crested Butte playing in the snow and spending time with my Dad, but first, the terrapin. We were just making breakfast when I saw some movement in the grass outside.  I called the girls and rushed outside to see … Continue reading

Home again

Here we are, back in Houston.  When we booked the trip home 12 days seemed like a long time but it rushed past and I still didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to.  Next time we’re back for only 6 days in May so that won’t be any better and in July I’m coming … Continue reading

Airport olympics and amazing children

We’re back in the UK, hurrah!  All safe and sound and my lovely husband has arrived in Australia safely too.  Phew! The girls were brilliant at the airport – we had 3 hours in between my lovely husband leaving us at the check-in desk and getting on the plane but we managed to fill the … Continue reading


Last post today, I promise. Should have written more during the week… The Houston Museum of Natural Science (where we went on Thursday) has a great shop with loads of cheap science-type toys and games. We spent ages choosing some coloured stones, a yapping handbag-type battery dog ($5 but will probably cost many times that … Continue reading

Rodeo! Part 2

On Thursday afternoon we headed into the Houston rodeo site in the city centre to see the carnival (fair) and all the many stalls and kids activities there. I’d taken the girls to the Houston Museum of Natural Science in the morning for a great class called Little Critters which involved a personal tour of … Continue reading

21c is warm enough for swimming…

The pool heater is still not mended. However, the weather is much sunnier now and the pool temperature has been rising steadily.  Today the temperature reached 21c so we decided to jump in and have a proper swim.  The girls were obviously in first – across the spa tub first and then braving the colder … Continue reading

Playdate via Skype

The wonders of technology – the girls had a playdate this morning with their friends back in Reading. It was brilliant and entirely normal for them, apparently! They spent an hour playing Lego, getting dressed up to do a play together and playing hide and seek (obviously with the help of Mums with laptops). Just … Continue reading