31/03/2016

SXSW, Rodeo Austin and Easter

Spring break is over and the children are back at school :)

During the week off school I took the girls to see Zootopia at the cinema, a great little film especially because the protagonist is a strong female character wanting to get out into the world and make a difference, I like the girls watching films like that! Interestingly the same film is called Zootropolis in the UK...

Another day I took them to the library because I saw an English author was doing a reading and as it turns out the author used to live 20 minutes from me back in the UK!


On the final day of spring break I was very much looking forward to taking the children downtown with some friends of ours to experience SXSW, a 10 day film, music and interactive festival. We started off at South Congress Avenue, stopping to watch some bands along the way and then headed to the Austin Convention Centre to experience the interactive side to SXSW...







Game developers being interviewed for twitch TV




I had a wobble this week because I missed a big family get together in England for my nephews 21st birthday, the same week also included my best friends birthday and my dads birthday, I can only describe the feeling as the temporary emotional equivalent of walking on broken glass but of course life goes on...Happy Birthday Ollie, Trudi and Dad!

This week at school was the girls annual kite day event, a very sweet 45 minutes and still undeniably in my opinion of all the school activities where the turnout of dads outweigh the mums...






We currently have my British in-laws over for a 10 day visit, they have been to Austin before during Christmas 2014 so this time it'll be a different experience for them with the warmer weather.

It is always great to see relatives and friends but the arrival of a new stash of English chocolate, sweets, crisps and biscuits is always enjoyable too ;) plus a surprise gift from the in-laws were these fantastic coffee/tea coasters from Camden market in London, just brilliant!



So far we have taken the in-laws to Rodeo Austin (their wide eyed, open mouthed silence was hysterical), an afternoon on our friends boat (no wake boarding this time too cold), a trip downtown on the duck land and lake tour (the bus/boat got stuck coming out the water, a tense few minutes!) AND...






The in-laws were chuffed to bits to have this hire car for the week...



On Sunday we enjoyed the always fun Easter egg hunt, unfortunately I couldn't find the girls easter baskets from last year so we had to make do with their halloween baskets with a cardboard cut out chick stuck on...I can tell you now this years 'easter baskets' would not win any awards on Pinterest thats for sure!



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