Texas Flood

7 Jun

We’ve crossed into June and May has been quite eventful for Central Texas.  We experienced terrible storms over Memorial Day.  They were more than just Thunder Storms.  They included strong winds, up to around 65 mph, and water that caused … Read More »

Islamists In Our Schools

30 Jan

Earlier this week, a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) passed calling for the University of California at Davis to divest from “corporations that aid in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and illegal settlements in Palestinian territories.” … Read More »

Is it the end of Summer?

6 Sep

Well, we’ve returned from vacation and school has started.  Susie spent some time in Sonoma visiting some dear friends and our nephew, Matthew.  She came back to blistering temperatures near around 110 F/ 43 C.  Fortunately, we were turning around … Read More »

First Quarter 2011 in Austin

5 Apr

Life is chugging along as if we have truly settled in Austin, though there are still four boxes that should be emptied (no earthly idea what is in them, but they are looking at me every weekend).  The kids are … Read More »

Settling Down (97%)

6 Nov

We’ve hit November and what a whirlwind/ roller-coaster October was.  Susie had her surgery, to remove a tumor from her Parotid Gland, on Monday the 11th.  That first week was very challenging, but we got through it with lots of … Read More »

In Austin (90%)

23 Sep

Well, we are all in Austin.  We are staying with our dear friends, Ken, Lisa, Zoe and Phil.  The kids started school, Susie now is the proud owner of a Honda CR-V, and I’m hopping around the US (Tampa, Phoenix, … Read More »

Almost there (70%)

20 Aug

Well we’ve sold the Alfa, dismantled Gabriel’s bed and are almost set for the movers next week.  My office is still a mess and we have a few things still to sell (Gumtree Cambridge): – Portable Air Conditioner – Samsung … Read More »

Midway through the second half

16 Aug

Well we’ve begun the transition from Cambridge to Austin.  Our house is under contract, movers are scheduled (25-AUG), Gabriel has crossed the Atlantic, and Susie/ Pearl will follow on the 24th of August.  So, next weekend is the last weekend … Read More »

Spain and Coming Home!

2 Jul

Well it is beginning of July and I have been remiss on updating everyone in regards to our recent travels and news.  To start with we are going through a lot of changes.  My employer has recently been acquired.  Through … Read More »

Back from home

4 Jun

It is so strange to be back in England after spending time in the US.  We were in the States for two weeks.  It was a great time.  So much so, we felt the visit was too short.  I hope … Read More »

Kick butt salsa

19 Feb

Last night, Susie made tacos with chicken, roasted peppers, onions, and other traditional items.  I cracked open a bottle of salsa I brought back from Austin.  And boy did Gabriel and I enjoy it.  It was way spicy, but it … Read More »