Monthly Archives: January 2014

Great News on the Home Front

I cannot believe how fortunate everything has worked out for us in regard to Stateside accommodations. The girls sealed the deal on their house sale yesterday! Dave’s dad (still in UK house hunting himself) has agreed to accept from them for … Continue reading

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‘Queer’ Love Interest

Just as younger brothers want to be like their older brothers (picture, left), many only sons want to be like their dad. As a gay man, I am blessed to have a fantastic son who shares many of the same … Continue reading

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Where Do We Want to Be? (2)

In a bit of a hole? Probably not. In the previous post I listed some of the reasons for continuing to base ourselves in Oak Ridge TN. Just some of the major items. For example, I woke up this morning … Continue reading

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Where Do We Want to Be? (1)

SO: we’re back in Tennessee, where we have (largely) been for the last 14 years (nearly). But Dave and I are Brits, with parents in UK and a home there as well (our investment in Wales). Been thinking about the future. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Guys! 501860 and Counting…

Great news whilst we were in the air over the Atlantic returning to Tennessee – we reached half a million visits to this blog!!! Someone must like something, and I guess in the majority of cases it is our addiction … Continue reading

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“We Don’t Want to Lose You, but We Know You Have to Go!”

Mixed feelings tonight. This quote from Joan Littlewood’s musical ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ sums up my parents feelings as we fly out of Heathrow tomorrow back to Tennessee: in fact, an amateur production of that show opens local (Oxford) … Continue reading

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Bad Signs of ‘The Times’

As a Brit, we read the web version of the London ‘Times’ avidly, and enjoy the paper when (as now) we’re in UK. Two consecutive issues this week tell us: (i) In Nigeria, a new law means that ‘being gay’ … Continue reading

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Ar ei Ben ei Hun yn y Ty (Home Alone!)

Sorry – showing off my limited knowledge of Welsh whilst I’m still here. Dave has shot off to Cumbria in our ancient truck (fingers crossed it keeps going!) for a last visit to his mum before we return to USA, and … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

One of those slightly irritating conversations with my parents last night, about our future plans to spend more time in the UK if we can find ways of earning some money. Along the lines of ‘If only you’de done so-and-so…’ … Continue reading

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Nursing our 17-Year-Old, and other updates…

That’s our truck, which came with the place when we bought Cefn Derwen here in Wales. Actually, it consists of a not-bad diesel engine around which the rest of the truck is falling apart. Since we’ve had it we’ve had leaking … Continue reading

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