Archive for the 'Brighton UK' Category

7 October 2011 Happy Birthday Dinner at the Regency

Friday, October 7th, 2011

6 October 2011 Nothing Says Brighton

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

like the burned-out pier. I know I have a million pictures of the pier, the waves and Sam from over the years, but still I couldn’t resist taking just one more.

5 October 2011 UK Border Crossing

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

27 July 2011 Football

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I am still wiped from last night’s “Family Football” hour. This morning Sam found our inflatable England football from last summer in the basement, and she’s been practicing her fancy footwork with it.

Highlight of the Night

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Sam and AC got home from their first Parent-Child football class at 7:30 and regaled me with stories of games and goals and grass over dinner. So it was quite late when we made it out the door for our evening stroll around the neighborhood. There were the usual frogs (AC didn’t catch any tonight) […]

13 April 2011 At Washington Dulles Airport

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Look who we picked up!

Please Mind the Gap

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

This video is likely of interest only to me, but I wanted to preserve it, because it is so representative of our time in the UK: a train ride through green and wet countryside, Sam gazing out the window, and my reading of a book (in this case, Watership Down) interrupted by the automatic train […]

22 March 2011 Back to the UK

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

As I write this, AC is now on an airplane (hopefully asleep!) bound for London.

9 March 2011 One Year Ago Today

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

we arrived in Brighton. What a year. I could have never predicted one year ago where we’d be today.

26 February 2011 The Charlottesville Pavilion

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

We walked to the downtown Mall and back today, passing right through the Charlottesville Pavilion– scene of summertime concerts, we hear. Sam said, “That doesn’t look anything like the Brighton Pavilion.” We laughed. She’s right.

18 February 2011 Finally

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Our shipment from the UK arrived today. It is lovely to have a fresh set of clothes, but oh am I sick of boxes. And I must confess that the glee of different threads was mixed with sadness. The arrival of our stuff brings a new closure to our UK adventure. Except that AC gets […]

15 February 2011 Cerys and Sam

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

and a dragon. But of course! They never did succeed in trapping their parents and running away together, but at least they still get to see each other thanks to Skype video chat.

7 February 2011 The Two-Headed Dragon

Monday, February 7th, 2011

This is one of Sam’s Valentine’s pictures for Cerys. I took a picture of it today before taking it to the post office. (Sorry for the spoiler, Cerys!)

1 February 2011 Presents from England

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

13 January 2011 Breakfast with Daddy

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Daddy’s in the UK. Sam’s in the US. Thanks to Skype, they had breakfast together. (So far this is my favorite photo of 2011).

17 December 2010 Leaving Brighton, 7AM

Friday, December 17th, 2010

16 December 2010 Last Day

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

It was hard to choose a photo for today. It’s not that there were many brilliant candidates. It’s just that there were moments that I thought defined the day: the words “The End” that I typed on the last page of the novel I’ve been writing since November 2009 (I finished it this morning!); the […]

15 December 2010 Ballet Open Class

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Parents were invited to watch the final class of the year. Sam is straight back in the center, wearing the blue leotard, pink skirt and purple tights. This was also her last class in Brighton.

14 December 2010 Warrior Princesses

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Sam and Sofia played warrior princesses today. See how fierce and scary Sam looks? I also like to think of this as her “I’m-tired-of-saying-goodbye-to-my-friends” look.

13 December 2010 London Science Museum

Monday, December 13th, 2010