29/06/2015

I spoke too soon...

If you are a regular follower of my blog you will already know we have just moved house, still in Austin of course just a few miles down the road you can read about it again here: http://www.expataustinmum.com/2015/06/newhouse-grandma-noschool.html.

All was going so well until the following happened:

1) The washing machine did not work for 3 weeks, then only the cold water valve was working...
2) We had our puppy neutered and then he developed stress related diarrhoea for a few days....inside the house....
3) The air conditioning fan broke in my car when the daily temperatures are now 90+f every day....
4) Two trees came down on our street knocking out cable which meant no wifi, TV or phone for 8 days....




All of the above is now fixed and up and running again, we even squeezed in a house-warming party on Friday with our closest friends and managed to get rid of a lot of the left over alcohol from my husbands birthday party back in April!

Before all of the upheaval I just mentioned happened we were lucky enough to go on a mini break to Mexico child-free with my husbands work colleagues, the hotel was amazing and on such a large resort they had 24hr shuttle buses that took you to and from the pool, beach, resort restaurant etc. We arrived in Cancun in the afternoon, got a taxi to the hotel, quickly got into swimwear and headed for the pool when we saw a sign saying 'adults only pool'. We giggled all the way there as we have not been to one of these in almost 9 years!

We got our sun loungers ready, had our late lunch and cocktails delivered and then proceeded to moan to each other about how boring this area was, how it felt like you couldn't laugh or you'd get stared at, what was wrong with kids playing and laughing nearby anyway? well we soon changed our tune when we both passed out asleep on the sun loungers at 4pm because it was so quiet and relaxing!

That evening we went out for dinner with everybody and then to a crazy club called Coco Bongo http://www.cocobongo.com.mx/en I had never been anywhere like this in my life, it was a hedonist mix of costumed performers lip syncing to various pop culture tunes plus huge video screens playing scenes from films the performers were reenacting, flying acrobats, bar top conga lines mixed with random floating bubbles, balloons, confetti, strobe lights and special effects I was very glad we had our own table with waiters serving drinks because this club gets shoulder to shoulder packed so there was no way you would make it to and from the bar very easily!

We now have less than five weeks until we are back in the UK for a visit...

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