F and I decided to venture up to the city today and visit the Aquarium of the Bay, famous for its sharks. We’re nearing the end of September, which means the city is actually becoming nice once more, after months of summer fog. But as it’s been quite hot down here recently, of course the […]Read more "SUMMER IN THE CITY"
I’m missing Strictly Come Dancing. I mean that as in “yes, I miss the whole getting involved, watching every single episode, get totally immersed and then can’t wait for the final, having been there for the whole journey”. I’ve missed the first episode, and that’s it, really. It’s just not happening this year. I’m too […]Read more "STRICTLY CONUNDRUM"
Ah, another hard day at the beach… Gorgeous weather, blue skies and a long weekend – where better to go than the coast! And about time we discovered our part of the Pacific coast a bit more. Yesterday it was the beach at Pacifica, just south of San Francisco, where S dug out his boogie […]Read more "BEACH BUMS"
Another busy week, S and I were both counting down the days to the weekend… and it’s Labor Day Weekend so we get an extra day! Been back to Santa Cruz this week, to see a band – Jenny & Johnny (as in Lewis and Rice), who were playing at the Rio Theatre. They were […]Read more "JENNY & JOHNNY"
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?"