I’m heading home next weekend for a few days and had a sudden panic that one of my passports had expired so I’ve just had a quick check to make sure. All’s well, neither of them expire until at least 2015.
Neither of them? Yes, I have an American and a British passport. I have dual [...]
The Angels lost against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, so there will be no World Series for them. We however, had a fantastic time on Thursday night in the back row of Angel Stadium for their game here in California. Think I’m kidding? Please note the photograph. We didn’t know where our seats [...]
I love my Barbour jacket. I’ve had it for years; it’s molded itself around me over time so at this point, it fits me beautifully. When I put it on, it’s like a second skin. Cosy and reassuring, there’s something about it that makes everything right with the world. When summer ends and cooler days [...]
Mummy, what’s erectile dysfunction? OK, so my boys didn’t actually ask me that last night but as the endless commercials for Cialis and Viagra played during the Angels vs Yankees baseball game, I sat and waited for it. We’ve been watching a great deal of baseball recently and the adverts that appear, with far too [...]
We’ve just come back from a four-day trip to Texas. Danny had work to do and the boys and I went along so that we could all visit the Space Centre in Houston (which I highly recommend by the way).
The Revolving Door:
As it was work related, we stayed at a great hotel. I both love [...]
Fall has arrived in California. We no longer have sun all day, every day. Sometimes the sun doesn’t appear until 11am, on bad days noon and on really, really bad days we could have clouds all day long.
I’m completely and utterly ashamed to admit that we’re all bloody freezing!
Yesterday it dipped below 65 degrees in [...]
I read to my boys almost every night, it’s our treasured time. We used to all climb into bed for about 45 minutes with a pile of books and work our way through them. Now that they’re bigger, we sit on the sofa and read from maybe just one or two books with longer stories. [...]
The Angels, our local baseball team, is winning something and may very well get to the World Series. I understand the World Series – that’s like the FA Cup of soccer -but I’m not sure about all the different baseball leagues and how they come together at the end to compete against each other. I [...]
You’d think after 20 years of visiting or living in America there’d be no more misunderstandings. You’ve worked them all out. Faucet = tap, elevator = lift and so on. But every now and then something catches me out and a small cultural misunderstanding takes place.
This time it was Coffee Cake.
I love coffee, particularly lattes [...]