We had a busy week with eldest step-child’s 18th birthday and a new addition to the family . See the themed cake I made and meet the fantastic beast himself. … More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!
Most people who know me well, know that I am a huge fan of American Football and that my team is the New England Patriots. Before anyone groans, or accuses me of jumping on a bandwagon, I’d like to point out that I’ve been a Pats fan since the days before it was something to … More Any Given Sunday – Super Bowl
We agreed to meet in Target carpark and exchange a bag of powdered custard like a dodgy drug deal. … More White Christmas – An English Christmas Abroad is No Trifling Thing to Achieve!
My first halloween in America was fantastic in some ways and a bit disappointing in others. … More Halloween
Having originally hoped to be in America for Thanksgiving, before my Father’s health and certain financial issues intervened and we decided to delay our application, I was determined to have a family Thanksgiving with JT and the children. Also it seemed quite authentic to mark the occasion as a European, by turning up to a … More A Family Thanksgiving
Always a big deal for me, I missed this year because of a migraine, luckily a friend came over the following wednesday so that we could carve our pumpkins any way, so I thought I would show case my pumpkins, past and present. 2008 i was in America until just before Halloween and the pumpkins … More Halloween
Sigh, well it has been a quiet couple of weeks (at least at home – much and more has been happening in the wide world, which I will be writing about soon) and the visa process is currently on hold while I wait for the funds to process the next part. I’m feeling a little … More Forlorn on the Fourth of July (and since)
Apparently yesterday was National Video Game Day, something I heard on the radio in the morning which immediately made me smile, because for as long as there have been video games I have been a gamer. … More How To Kill Your Dragon – National Video Game Day
One of my favourite times of year, in addition to the obvious festivals like Halloween and Christmas, is the private annual celebration of the first day I can have my coffee outside in the sun. Today is that day. Armed with my coffee, a copy of the Kripalu Cookbook of Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes and the … More Hope Springs