Cornish Coast

8 Apr

We spent a few days in Cornwall checking out coastal towns like Newquay (pronounced New-Key for us Americans), Padstow, Boscastle, and Tintagel. Newquay is a bit of a surfers haven. It has a bunch of beaches and can get substantial … Read More »

Eden Project

6 Apr

The Eden Project was well worth the six hour journey to Cornwall. We were there all day and still didn’t see everything. I’m still looking through our guide book and wanting to journey back. Initially I was concerned the kids … Read More »

Stonehenge

6 Apr

We spent the end of the week in Cornwall. We broke up the drive with a stop in Amesbury to see Stonehenge. Our National Trust membership had expired. So, we got an English Heritage membership. We’ll need to see five … Read More »

Pictures from Texas

3 Apr

We’ve uploaded pictures from Susie and Pearl’s visit to Texas. They are on Flickr. If you don’t have an account, ping me and I’ll send an invite. In the meantime, here’s a few:

A White Easter

23 Mar

Well it’s Easter today and snowing in Cambridge. We had rain, sleet, and snow flurries yesterday. Gabriel joked about how it gets cold enough to snow, but always warms up a bit for the precipitation to be rain. Today with … Read More »

Is it really Spring?

16 Mar

What an odd March it has been. We’ve had snow flurries. The temperature fluctuates between sunny Spring days (13°C/ 55°F) to blustery Winter days (1°C/ 33°F). Today it’s one of those wintery days with drizzly rain (go figure). In addition, … Read More »

March Madness

10 Mar

Well we are almost half way through March and it’s unclear who is the leader for the Democratic nominee. Hillary won Texas and Ohio. It sounds like folks are on the fence regarding what to do about Michigan and Florida. … Read More »

Off to Tejas

7 Mar

Susie and Pearl left yesterday morning for Texas. Unfortunately, their plane did not make it. They were turned around about mid-way from JFK because of the snow storms hitting much of central United States. Susie called me about 8 PM … Read More »

Democratic Primary

2 Mar

We sent in our absentee ballot last month for the Texas Democratic Primary. It’s interesting having already voted and hearing the last minute advertising, opinion polls, and so on. This is the first primary, I can remember, where the candidates … Read More »

Watching the big game!

24 Feb

From talking with friends here, it seems the biggest quandry is how to watch the big game. When I say the big game, I’m referring to the American college and professional finals (like the Super Bowl). In the past, we … Read More »

Global recession

21 Feb

BBC news, today, announced that the UK is experiencing a ‘mild’ recession. Having lived here for almost three years, I find the statement amusing and alarming. The amusing bit is from an outsider perspective, it doesn’t sound all that bad. … Read More »

Bracing for the blizzard

1 Feb

Well the buzz around town is we might get snow. According to the BBC, Britain is about to experience a terrible Arctic storm. Already there are highways (aka motorways) closing down and the grocery stores are being raided for supplies. … Read More »

Annual Dinner

27 Jan

Susie belongs to the Cambridge Women’s International Club (CWIC). They meet regularly for coffee and splinter groups for doing a variety of activities. Once a year, they get together and do a dinner with spouses. Well, this last Saturday was … Read More »