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Moving, changes and moving

Maybe I should change the title of this blog to ‘time keeps eluding me’ – where does it go? The end of the summer, all of autumn and the start of the winter has passed amidst a muddle of unpacking, phone calls, appointments and the red-tape necessary to start our new lives here in Maryland. I think (although it could all change in a heartbeat and I am loath to put the words out there,… Read More »

Please read before you judge me…

As I hang my head in shame with the realisation of ‘it really has been far too long since I last updated my blog’, I feel I owe you all an explanation of how my time has disappeared. Whether you are a loyal friend/family/follower/mildly curious or have just stumbled to my humble corner of the web through an idle/serendipitous/accidental click please read on. Feel free to pass judgement on my shoddy blog-keeping at the end… Read More »

Unplanned days

I like unplanned days. The days when you have very little idea what is going to happen and decisions are made at the last moment. These decisions are based both on what feels right and what you really want to do. Seb was off school today and despite the horrible forecasts and yesterdays rain-sleet-wind marathon, we braved the cold and took the kids and dogs down to the beach for a blusterous day. Good fun,… Read More »

2013 hasn’t started in the best way…

The day I came home from over a week in hospital was definitely a good day. I felt happy and at peace as I walked around the house full of familiar furniture and possessions Garnet and I have collected together over the years. Each piece has at least one story behind them that I can recall in an instant. I had a the biggest smile on my face. Nothing is more relaxing than being at home!… Read More »

Snow at Longwood

Our third Christmas stateside

Snow at Longwood

We had a wonderful, traditional Christmas. Christmas Eve evening was just lovely. We took the excited boys to the glorious light show at Longwood Gardens. The whole experience became ten times more exciting and perfect with the fall of the first sticking snow of the season. There was definitely enough to scrape snowballs together and scrunch satisfyingly through the snow. The day itself started with the excitement of finding out that Santa had not only… Read More »

Kite flying at sunset

Summer happiness

Kite flying at sunset

So, the guests are gone. They have left us with a house feeling much quieter than normal and a bereft son and dog. They are both slowly coming to the realization that there are only two adults to play with now, both of whom need to get stuff done that has lapsed during the past two and a half months. Even the Olympics are over – so there is nothing on TV to legitimately distract… Read More »

Standards at Salisbury

Home and History

Standards at Salisbury

Birthday Boy We have been back for over a week now, and I wanted to capture the memories of a wonderful trip home before they become more elusive. Memories always fade somewhat, no matter how hard you try to keep hold of them. Usually they are mysteriously replaced with overall impressions of how awful the weather was and how wonderful it was to renew friendships and have instant access to our families. Being back amongst… Read More »

Centre of Melbourne

Getting reacquainted

Centre of Melbourne

After clearing customs this side of the pond we headed for the first item on the UK-Must-Eat list: a proper bacon sandwich, something I had been hankering after since before Christmas. It was a disappointment, but I have been consoling myself by rediscovering other British delicacies such as prawn sandwiches, cheese and onion crisps and sausage rolls. M&S is truly wonderful. Road signs, number plates, chocolate bars, favourite shops and all the seemingly, insignificant paraphenalia… Read More »

And so January passes

Here we are in the middle / end of January, and at least one of my resolutions has already been scuppered. Perhaps I should make February 1st the starter for my resolutions? One of my resolutions was to post to my blog at least every other week – as you may be able to tell by my blogging silence, that hasn’t really happened. Hopefully this post will make up for the silence, but you may… Read More »

A week of comings and goings: Part 1

So in late June/early July, Seb and I had an intensive weekend of juggling life, Monty and everything and had two lovely trips away from home, spending time with new friends and reconnecting with old ones… the first part of the week was spent down at the beach – a kids and Emma paradise, during which many happy hours were spent being buried in the sand, digging holes, building sandcastles and jumping in the waves.… Read More »