Joshua Tree Stole my Heart

Moving to California, away from our family, means it can be hard to get some child free time. However, when we do have family to visit, we like to try to escape for a day or two. Right now, my father in law is here so we had booked a trip on Airbnb to stay... Continue Reading →

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Fear

I really felt compelled to write this post today because of last night’s tragic shooting in a bar in Thousand Oaks, California.  One of the reasons I was so apprehensive about moving to the United States was because of the guns.  Nothing anyone can ever say to me will convince me that guns need to... Continue Reading →

Our First Week in Southern California

I wrote some diaries during the first few months in California and have decided to post some extracts of them over the next couple of weeks, (although slightly adapted). Our First Week in Southern California We had booked ourselves into a hotel for the first few nights as the house was only part furnished and... Continue Reading →

Eight Suitcases

On 2nd July 2017 we turned our lives upside down. We packed eight suitcases (four mine, two my husbands and one each for the kids), six packs of travel sickness pills (we wouldn’t want to run out!) and began our journey from Hove to California. I remember when my husband first suggested it, ‘no’ was... Continue Reading →

On a break

From the moment I first laid eyes on you I wanted you. I admired you from afar for a while, but I knew that eventually I just had to have you in my life. When you were finally mine, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. I fell completely in love, I wanted... Continue Reading →

Micro Adventures

   I love my daddy and my daddy loves me, He takes me on micro adventures to see, The wondrous joys the world wants to share, With you and with me and with others out there. One dark autumn night we kept walking until, We had climbed to the top of a very big hill, Wrapped... Continue Reading →

Her

‘What are you doing?’ I turned around expecting a stranger, a passer-by, but it was her. I was shocked to hear her voice. I had known her since we were four but had never heard her speak. Twelve long years later here she was talking to me and I was the one left speechless. In... Continue Reading →

Be Brave

As I watch my six year old son from a distance, I see the fear on his little face.  I know how it holds him back from experiencing some of life’s joys and that real sense of achievement you only really get when you overcome something difficult.  He is on the outside looking in, assessing... Continue Reading →

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