We are about to leave for a New Year's Eve party and in true Expat style, we will be celebrating two midnights.At six o'clock local, it will be midnight in UK and then six hours later, the Texan midnight.I'm not sure if I will still be awake.It will be The Boy Child's first NYE party.He … Continue reading So Long, 2014
Many years ago, more than I care to remember, my mum had 7" (45 rpm) vinyl record of Galveston by Glen Campbell. I loved it and played it on an almost continual loop (remember when you could leave the arm up on a record player and the record would play on repeat?).I probably drove my … Continue reading Galveston
What to do on a December day in Texas.Visit an ice cream factory, of course.No photography allowed in the factory.I complied.I was too wary of being shot!The verdict of us all?Delicious.
My sister and I took The Boy Child to the cinema.A classic example of how things initially look and feel the same, but are in fact, completely different to the usual experience."Wow, it's like a palace!" said The Boy Child.He wasn't wrong.Source. Fancy an ice cream?Take your pick.I have never seen a cinema offering so much … Continue reading The Same But Different
Giraffe feeding. Surprise twinkle lights.Houston Zoo is well worth a visit and very competitively priced (certainly far cheaper than London Zoo). They have a successful breeding program and at the time of our visit, there were loads of babies on view. My favourite? Annabelle, the baby Mandrill who was born on 29 November.
Stockings in bed. Realising they are all for him. Always give him a book as a gift. Family tradition: bacon sandwich and Champagne. Festive table. The required group shot. We three. Rare. Sisters.I hope your Christmas was filled with love.
I left them alone for about 10 minutes on Christmas Eve and when I got back to them, they were being interviewed by a local Houston TV channel.The Brainy One was edited out, but you can see and hear The Boy Child at around the 1 minute mark: http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/12/24/houstonians-racing-to-finish-last-minute-christmas-shopping/20883797/
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.
"I'm an elf! I'm an elf!I'm so overwhelmed!" On realising that Santa had left him a letter asking him to be an official NORAD Santa Tracker.
The Big Man certainly keeps himself busy in the run up to Christmas.No wonder he takes eleven months of the year off.