Embrace Change

Brexit. What I love about social media is the immediate connection I can have with my homeland on all the big and small events taking place. My opinion? I have always embraced change...

The temperatures in Austin have peaked in the last few weeks so every day feels like holiday weather, I'm still glad to be leaving for England this week though because soon Austin will be over 100f and thats way too hot for me and the children! 

The girls did their second and final camp of the summer last week at a local country club, so for 5 mornings they did a mix of swimming, golf, tennis, gymnastics, archery, volleyball, football, games and art and crafts, tired but happy children!

I have been concentrating on packing for our five week trip to England and organising a schedule of places to visit including: London, Edinburgh, Stonehenge, Devon, Isle of Wight, Kent and hopefully more. I love coming home to England and this trip will be no different, although slightly unnerving when family said I should pack coats and warm clothes...

Last week my husband and I had our last date night before I leave for England and we decided on one of my favourite restaurants Steiner Ranch Steakhouse we haven't been there for over a year so I was extra excited! (please excuse my rather weird bendy thumbs!)

Steiner Ranch Steakhouse

Saw this number plate last week, thought it was fun lol!

My next post will be from England, see you soon!


Schools Out And a Trip To Vegas

My children's school is now closed for summer, this will be our third summer in the US and still I can't quite get my head around the kids having no school for three months. I am more used to it now of course and have learned how to spread out the weeks with a mix of camps, play dates, bringing forward the UK visit and for everyones sanity doing the weekly food shop in the evenings on my own otherwise this is what happens...

We have been very much looking forward to our adults only trip to Vegas which finally arrived last week, we met some of our English friends there for a 40th birthday celebration. We stayed at the Wynn and after dropping off our luggage, had a quick lunch we then headed straight to a pool party at Wet Republic.

The Wynn

The Wynn's Restaurant

Plenty of drinks and hours of dancing and fun later we then headed back to the Wynn, it was at this point we realised we hadn't had dinner so after quickly chomping on some pizza we headed to the nightclub within Wynn called Intrigue. Considering we woke up at 5am that morning and got to bed at 4am, the time still seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye.

The next morning we spent a few hours relaxing by the pool, before getting ready to go and see a hilarious, crazy, show called Absinthe at Caesars Palace. Absolutely brilliantly, shockingly and offensively funny plus a crazy variety of obscure unbelievably crazy circus acts. Unfortunately I have no photos of the show because I daren't get my camera out for the risk of being the butt of the comedians jokes, a small price to pay for being in the second row!

Countdown to the UK trip has officially begun with less than a month to go, I have been researching plenty of places to take the girls and I'll be booking up some events and trips this week whilst they are at their gymnastics camp.