There’s nothing quite like being an expat to make you embrace everything about your country, even the things you weren’t keen on in the first place. For me, it’s football. I can’t stand the sport. I find it incredibly dull to watch, add on the WAGs, the multi-million pound salaries and that’s it, I’m not [...]
We’re off to see Flight of the Conchords on Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl. I’m so looking forward to it. When I mention the concert to people I either get a blank stare or a huge smile. People have either never heard of the New Zealand duo or love them.
This is one of my [...]
I completely shattered a poor Starbucks barista’s dreams on Sunday morning. As usual, I couldn’t just order my 9am latte (BMX class is a killer at the weekend) without the interrogation about my accent. When the barista realized my husband was American, she wanted to know where we’d met. In London, was my response. Please [...]
I LOATHE any photographs of me! This was such a hard theme this week for Tara’s Gallery.
I’ve tried to take photos of me with my camera and iPhone but deleted them all. None of them were gorgeous enough, the subject seemed to be having an off day.
So instead I went through my photo library, there [...]
Toni and Mike over at Pond Parleys very kindly asked if I’d mind being interviewed about my expat life here in California. The interview is now up so perhaps you could pop over there and take a peek?
The last question was really hard and I agonised over it for days. I even posted it in [...]
Driving along in my car last week, I looked up into the sky and saw an amazing array of colours. It wasn’t a rainbow, far too tall and not wide enough. I had absolutely no idea what it was.
Photo credit: Jeff Kubina
Fortunately Michele from Fun Orange County Parks posted on Facebook that it was a [...]
I have been asked to provide a British craft for an International Day at school. It needs to be something that nine year olds can make in twenty minutes.
I am beyond rubbish at crafts so I need suggestions. Here’s what I’d like:
Something amazing that will look awesome and impress all the other mothers
Something that sums [...]
Mother’s Day is big business over here. Restaurants offer special lunches, florists prepare expensive bouquets, television adverts tempt you with diamonds and cars. Yes, it’s commercial and over the top but I have to say, several people wished me Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday and it was very nice to have acquaintances or even complete [...]
My Ash Refugee is safe and sound, back home in deepest, darkest Hampshire, away from airports and delays.
However, now another friend and frequent visitor to Calif Lorna, is stuck in Florence due to the ash cloud. Yes, I agree, there are worse places to be stuck. But Sally the Stalker needs to get home, there’s [...]
Beach life means one thing: more visitors. That’s a good thing, we love having people to stay, the more the merrier. The boys love it too, especially if the guests come with children to play with or are entertaining in their own right. Rather unwittingly each guest has been exposed to an award system during [...]