One of the Christmas traditions we started last year was building gingerbread houses with the kids. Watching the kids splatter uneven icing on to the biscuity roof, and slap-dash-stick candy, in no particular order, on to the sides, also made me realize how OCD I can be. I had to fight the urge to take … More Festive Fun at the Omni Resort
The second my fork hit the plate in defeat on Thanksgiving day, I was ready. It’s Chrriiiiiiiiiiistmas! Sod Black Friday and Cyber Monday, bring out the mince pies and ugly sweaters! By many people’s standard (especially Americans), this is normal. But I’m not normally THAT person (though I’ll never turn down a mince pie in … More Too soon?
The time has finally come. Tomorrow, I am back in the office. I start working again, after a glorious 14 months off with my little guys. I struggled at first to adapt to stay at home mum mode – London working mum mode was so full on! But after a while, my brain reset and … More Back to Reality
You know what really gets on my tits? (though after two kids, I am not sure I can really claim I have any…small udders maybe?) This: This sentiment isn’t new, it’s annoyed me for a while. But today especially when it popped back up on my news feed after a morning spent cleaning the bathroom. … More How Clean Is Your House?
Dear UK Friends, This week I’ve enjoyed a few really really overdue phone calls. And as a result, I feel like a new woman. Recharged. Reconnected. And determined to carry on calling. I can totally understand why some of you feel like I’ve dumped you, so I’m pulling out all the classic lines right now…. … More Dear UK Friends…
It’s been one year since I first blogged. One year (almost) since I quit the London rat race. And now nine months on US soil (and I’m still not visa legal! Urgh.) Nine months isn’t a long time in the grand scheme of ‘forever’ is it? I mean I haven’t even had my first full-on American … More ROSE TINTED SUNGLASSES
While schools in England are only just thinking about breaking up for the summer now, I’m already seven weeks in over here – with FIVE more to go! Longest. Break. Ever. (If I want to make it home to London every year, I really need to look in to this teaching malarkey right? 😉) Yes, … More MY FIRST. AND LAST!