Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ciao from Chicago

Feeling a bit aaargh after our flight back from the UK – – now stuck in the delights of Chicago O’Hare for two hours awaiting our connection to Tennessee. So it’s over. The US summer school vacation, that is. For son … Continue reading

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“Expect to get Naked, Baby…”

“Expect to get Naked, Baby!” That’s Ellie talking – sporty wife of my old friend Roger, back here in Oxford UK where we are spending the final two days of our vacation in the wetlands (!). The next set of … Continue reading

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The Descent of Man

Apart from yesterday afternoon, when we were able to sun ourselves here in Mid Wales whilst tidying up the yard and garden, the weather has been consistently dreadful – fog, drizzle, wind and then torrential rain, which is what it … Continue reading

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Renewing the Pledges – A Slightly Sordid Tale on a Soggy Day

We’re all on the train this soggy Friday morning… …The Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to Carnarvon and return – and you’ll get this post as soon as I find a suitable WiFi signal, which is not easy on the … Continue reading

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Making it Happen

I am glad to say that my kid falls into the last category! 13yo fitness freak and acrobat he may be, but he knows that success in sport and physical skills only comes with hard work, and he is willing to … Continue reading

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A Right to Bare Arms

One of the pleasures of being back in the UK for a short while is that I can have the paper copy of my favourite newspaper The Times – and actually fill in the crossword puzzle on paper, with a … Continue reading

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Cyfarchion o Gymru

…greetings from Wales! Made it at last. Kids straight into the barn (gym) and now wrestling after being trapped in the cars for nearly three hours (Colin’s and my dad’s). Adults tidying up after the previous holidaymaking guests so  that … Continue reading

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Cling On, Klingon…

…pun intended. Sorry. As we gather ourselves together to head off into Wales on Saturday morning (us Oak Ridge lot plus three Oxford kids and one mum), I discover that the Welsh Assembly government appears to be taking leave of … Continue reading

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Oxford 2, Oak Ridge 2, Cumbria 1

A wet and windy weekend for all, and no sign of a let up here in UK as yet! Leo, Chris, Ollie and Alex all camping at the lakeside with Ollie’s dad Colin, Jaymee with me at her grandparents in … Continue reading

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CSI Whales and some Acrobatic Diversions

By way of a change, whilst we wait for our place in W(h)ales to become free, a diversion. Anyone who reads the words of previous posts (as opposed to just enjoying the pictures) may be pleased to hear that my fourth book … Continue reading

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