Archive for December, 2010

31 December 2010 The Dude Abides

Friday, December 31st, 2010

New Year’s Eve is a handy “this time last year” day. This time last year we had recently left California and we were getting ready to move to the UK. We thought we would be going in January but it took us much longer than expected to get the visas. This year we have recently […]

30 December 2010 Trader Joe’s

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

How I missed TJ’s in the UK.

29 December 2010 AC Has a Go Down the Hill

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

28 December 2010 Cheetah!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

That’s the name of Sam’s zippy sled.

27 December 2010 The Shoveling Brigade

Monday, December 27th, 2010

We spent the morning shoveling and the afternoon sledding.

26 December 2010 Boxing Day Blizzard Begins

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

25 December 2010 Happy Christmas to All

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

Sam adjusts the setting on her blinky Christmas bling.

24 December 2010 Christmas Eve Dinner

Friday, December 24th, 2010

23 December 2010 The PA Office of Singing Horse Studio

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

22 December 2010 The Cookie Bakers

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

21 December 2010 Happy Winter Solstice

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

20 December 2010 Angel Tree

Monday, December 20th, 2010

19 December 2010 Nine Months’ Worth of Mail

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

18 December 2010 Reading and Readjusting

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

We made it. Seems like we got out of the UK just in time, too, as snow storms have crippled British airports today. Yesterday our flight to the US was smooth and easy. Nevertheless it was a very long day and we all went to bed at 7:30PM local time and I think we’re headed […]

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

12 December 2010 At the Lion and Lobster Pub

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

For our last Sunday in Brighton we wanted to do Sunday roast. We had a recommendation for the Lion and Lobster Pub near us. Lunch was fine. Extra points for the name and extra extra points for the fireplace.