Back in the UK now, and it looks like England has rolled out the red carpet for us with amazing sunshine and soaring temperatures. We’re staying at my in-laws (who are away on holiday this week, but have left us a well-stocked fridge and of course the swimming pool to use at leisure, so pretty […]Read more "Jet-Lagged and Impressed"
How quickly this time has passed… We’ve been here almost 3 months, and it’s time for our first trip back home. The bags are packed, and we’ve got one more weekend here (including the dreaded England v Germany tragedy on Sunday morning). It’ll be strange to leave all this behind and go back to Europe, […]Read more "Reisefieber – Excited to Leave for Europe"
Oh the school issue…. now I’ve finally got the low down on how it all works. Of course, when I started, I innocently looked for the area with the best schools to determine where we wanted to live, and was really really happy it all worked out so well. But (and there is always a […]Read more "Public = Private / Public V Private?"
Ok, so now I know what they mean when they say it does get VERY hot for a couple of weeks each summer. And if this isn’t really the temperature they are talking about, then I’m quite glad we’re off to cooler European climes in a couple of weeks (oh how I know I will […]Read more "The World Cup Has Started"
Well, American soccer moms….. they DO exist. Last week I helped out at school for the first time, a friend of mine (oh that sounds so good, I actually have a real friend now) had organised (she’s definitely NOT a soccer mom) a Hawaiian luau for the 2nd grade (approx. 60 children). But as she […]Read more "Soccer Moms"
I think this was the weekend I finally gave in and fell in love with California. It’s been trying to get me over the last few weeks, sneakily twisting my arm, whispering into my ears, snaking around my legs like a cat… and now I’ve surrendered! Yesterday we went to a bbq up the coast, […]Read more "America is Creeping In"