I can’t quite believe that my trip to the US is over, the last three weeks have been amazing ~ relaxing, exciting, terrifying at times (wedding speech), but overall just brilliant.
Spending so much time with my brother and his new wife, Melissa, was great – I haven’t spent this much time with my brother since we were teenagers I think, god I miss him. But it’s time to head home, back to reality and thankfully I’m back to health.
I *might* have upgraded to Business Class on the way back, after the free upgrade on the way over, I’d tasted all the joy of a flat-bed seat, how could I go back?
I can’t believe that the last nine days have gone by so fast and I’m already on my way home again, it seems ludicrous ~ I demand a recount! But yet there we are, it’s a true fact, it’s the end of my holiday. I woke this morning to a message from my brother in the other room to say it was snowing. A more accurate statement would have been, “it’s been snowing all night”.
Continue reading The Long Slow Snowy Drive to Boston
On the way back to take the kids home we took a detour to see the lights on this house ~ they’re utterly bonkers Continue reading Crazy Christmas [House] Lights
So “in theory” the kids got a gingerbread house each. I’m sure you can tell that this house had not been assembled by a 10yr old, no no siree it wasn’t. *Someone* namely my brother, took control of building the house, while the 10yr old sat patiently waiting to be allowed to biscuits and sweets “neatly” … “Neeeeatly!” on the house.
The kids are down for a couple of days, it’s great to see them again. Evan got a camera for Christmas ~ we’re off to the botanical gardens near Bath, to see the light show, so it’s a great time to test out his camera … and ours. It turns out that Evan’s Coolpix is nearly as good, if not better than both of the fully fledged Nikon’s at taking nighttime shots. Continue reading Botanical Garden Light Show
My brother bought this for his now fiance on their first anniversary ~ I can never imagine saying this, but it would be nice to and it’s possibly one of the cutest things you could say, so here’s to everyone who loves someone more than bacon.
The final stop in New York is Ground Zero. We brave the tube to get there heading for the World Trade Centre stop. I ponder the retention of the name for a while, wondering if it’s odd or not ~ never forget, it’s perfect it’s right. Continue reading Ground Zero