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 →

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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 →

Out with the new in with the old

I grew up in a beautiful Edwardian house on a leafy road in West London. I didn't realise how much I loved living in that house until many years after we said goodbye to it. It was home for those important teenage years, holding memories, both good and bad, that will stay with me forever.... Continue Reading →

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