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 »

Looking forward to Summer

12 May

Well we have had a whirl wind of an April/ early May.  We joined my family in Connecticut for a long weekend to celebrate Pesach, went to the Callahan Rockport Beach House for Easter, Susie joined the Callahan women for … 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 »

Hiking in Northern England

28 Apr

While Susie and Pearl have been in Texas over the Easter break, Gabriel and I headed north to Cumbria and Northumberland.  Our first stop was the Lake District to hike Scafell Pike.  Gabriel’s friend Tumi and part of his family … Read More »

Bevo in Britain

2 Feb

As this morning is a bit odd, to say the least, this is going to be a strange posting.  To preface today’s oddity, the kids received iPod Touches for the winter holidays this year.  Therefore, Gabriel is no longer using … Read More »

Summer Birthdays

21 Jun

We had our yearly summer solstice/ birthday gathering.  As with the last two years, the weather did not feel very much like summer.  Nevertheless, most folks had jackets/ fleeces to combat the evening chill.  I expect the fire helped along … 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 »

Sunny and Rainy Days

3 May

I’ve been doing a bit of traveling with work.  Most of which has been to Dublin and Prague.  This last week, I was in both cities.  Strangely enough, the weather was near identical (raining and cool).  I try to work … Read More »

Emergency budget in Ireland

11 Apr

I’m spending a good amount of time in Dublin.  Like in the US and UK, Ireland has been hard hit by the recession.  So much so, I feel the government and people are in a more difficult situation than most … Read More »