I really need to “schedule” my blogging now; time has become such a precious commodity. I don’t know how it happened but all of a sudden I’ve turned into a proper American Super-Mom. The girls have swimming lessons (swim lessons) twice a week, Karate twice a week, F has a dance class, E a riding […]Read more "SUPER-MOM"
Santa Cruz! After a shaky start to the day (girls had been playing up all weekend and were driving us crazy, also S has had the blues), we decided to just get in the car and drive the 40 minutes to the coast. Basically, to just get blasted by the sea air, and let our […]Read more "THANK GOD FOR SANTA CRUZ"
A few great bbqs, a birthday party, a picnic in the park with friends and a visit to a shopping mall (on my blissful own) later, and life is all hunky dory again. The day E turned 8 (I still can’t quite believe I have an 8-year-old daughter) I decided to stop moping (even though […]Read more "BIRTHDAY BASH"
Oh dear, bad bad case of homesickness, nostalgia… whatever you want to call it I’ve got it. I knew it’d come but it still surprises me how it just descends on you so suddenly… I’m prone to feel nostalgic from time to time anyway, I’m one of those people who looks back a lot and […]Read more "THE BLUES, AGAIN"
And so we’re back to normal! Yesterday was the most uneventful day for a long time, and it was soooo nice. The girls were supposed to go to some summer camp for a few hours, but we didn’t manage to get up and get dressed until mid morning, and then they both just wanted to […]Read more "Chilling with the Girls"
Wednesday, August 11We’ve been back in California for 5 days now, and it’s like we’ve never been away. The girls have happily reclaimed their house, their rooms, their toys, their friends – how do they manage to slot themselves so easily back into their old lives? They never seem to need any time to adjust, […]Read more "Split Personality Syndrome?"
Sitting in the lounge at Heathrow, sipping my 3rd cappucino (I’ll switch to champagne on board, natch) and watching my girls stuff their faces with sweets. The weather in England this morning has been horrendous, which makes saying good bye so much easier! I’m really, really looking forward to going home now and see my […]Read more "Goodbye, England!"
I can’t make up my mind: is it harder to say good bye this time, or is it easier? Of course it’s easier because we know what to expect at the other end (and it’s nice), and we have lots of things to look forward to. But it is also harder because we won’t be […]Read more "Reality Bites"