So in my bid to find the family’s regular “go to beach” here in California, last week we made our third trip to Mendocino, a beautiful 19th century seaside town on a spectacular part of the Californian coast, around … continue reading
It’s day one of the incredibly long American school holidays – two and a half months people – and I’m feeling strong and ready but with that uneasy feeling you get living in California – lovely weather but there could … continue reading
We’ve been here in sunny, drought-ridden California for well over a year now and it really has been a pretty easy transition seeing as we speak the same language and are into a lot of the same things – the … continue reading
Apparently Mark Twain never said that coldest winter quote. It was probably another witty journalist who went penniless to his or her grave.
Nevertheless this Sunday morning the time had come for one of our speedy trips into San Francisco … continue reading
A friend, who I don’t believe has children, gave me some excellent parenting advice last week. Take the electronic devices away from your kids and they will cause you a whole lot less hassle, he said. He is so right … continue reading
Oh to be the mother of teenagers. Boys, both of them who used to be sporty, and now can’t seem to summon the energy or the enthusiasm. They would MUCH rather be on the computer figuring out the latest strategy … continue reading