After a busier than usual summer with a lot of ground covered and even more friends and family visited, it’s back to work, back to school and back to daily routines. One thing I’m looking forward to is getting the chance to exercise a bit more by walking in London’s beautiful parks. But first, I’m having breakfast with LYN to catch up on our summers… Read more
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C1 had his birthday party this weekend and invited a couple of the friends to stay for a sleepover. One of these friends comes from a Creative And Theatrical family, so let’s call him CAT…
I had a chance to catch up with one of my oldest and dearest friends over the holidays…except she was different. The same, but different. Physically she looked the same…although her skin glowed more than usual and I’m sure that her eyes shone brighter as well. She seemed so calm and peaceful, yet engaged and expressive. It was still December and still too early for healthy resolutions or detox diets. So what exactly was it… Read more
Fashionista rang this morning as she usually does…oh at about 8:45…just as I am not so patiently at all trying to get C1 and C2 out (of) the door so that we can get to school when the first bell rings. Read more
For the last few weeks, I have had my fair share of advice on whether or not I should have surgery following my injury. (A Bit Kaput) According to one of the consultant specialists here, I am in ‘no man’s land’, which suggests that if I was 10 years older, I would not be considering surgery and if I was 10 years younger, he would strongly advocate that I have an ACL reconstruction. So what do I do?… Read more
Wow!!! Has it really been 2 weeks since I posted ANYTHING? Ooops!!! The back to work and back to school grind has sort of set in then I suppose…either that or nobody is reading this anyway and not missing much!
Anyway, I have quite a few funny stories to tell from a weekend in Hong Kong …yes, I did say weekend. Crazy right? Sort of… Read more
Apologies if you think I am telling you anything that you don’t already know about Prince William and Kate’s new baby boy… I’m not. Of course I wish them all the love and happiness in the world and as a mother, I wish ALL mothers all the love, HEALTH and happiness in the world…but at the moment, I’m thinking about St. Tropez, and specifically dancing at Les Caves du Roy… Read more
London is baking and we are all melting. I am loving it so am not complaining. My kids aren’t even complaining and they are still in school! But I need to complain a little bit about THAT. WHY are they still in school? Ah yes, the term thing again (Terminal Leave).
C2 (who is 6), wanted to know why Americans celebrate Independence Day. This is how the conversation went at breakfast on Wednesday.
C2: So why do Americans celebrate the 4th of July?
Me: Because it is the day we declared independence from Great Britain, back in 1776.
C2: What was Great Britain doing in America?
Me: Remember we learnt that during Thanksgiving – the Pilgrims came over on the Mayflower.
C2: Oh yeah, so the Native Americans kicked out the English?
Me: Well, not quite but the American Revolution was a war.
C2: So who won?
Me: The Americans
C2: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!! … Read more