Tagged with USA

The end of our Long American Holiday

So, after getting back from Canada I’m in full packing mode again. This time there is more to pack than usual – our whole house! That’s right. After 20 months living in Houston and adventuring in North America we’re packing up all our stuff ready to come home to England. The girls and I will … Continue reading

Turbo Tourism in New Orleans

Turbo Tourism in New Orleans

Before we had children, we used to be able to go away for the weekend to European cities and see a lot of things and still get to work on Monday (or maybe Tuesday…)  We called this Turbo Tourism – getting a taste for a place to see if you want to come back and … Continue reading

Driving in the rain

It’s not until it rains here that you realise what a terrible state the Houston roads are in. Obviously you notice the 5 inch difference between different lanes on the dual carriageways and the crumbling roads where the water pipes are leaking and are never repaired but you learn to navigate these and avoid the … Continue reading

A little bit of sunshine…

A little bit of sunshine…

Here’s some sunshine for those of you in very rainy England right now. The Little One is staying for longer days at school next week whilst I’m in England (briefly!) for work, so today we are practising having a packed lunch. It’s sunny and warm for the first time in ages so we’re sat outside … 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

Christmas lights in the neighbourhood

Christmas lights in the neighbourhood

We got the girls ready for bed a little bit early this evening as we had a treat planned.  The girls had no idea what we had organised and got in their pyjamas ready for bedtime stories and sleep. As they pulled back their duvets they found their bears holding the following: The Big One … 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

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