Well that's it for another year. I have to be honest and say I haven't put as much effort into it this years, what with packing and moving but hopefully next year I'll be more settled and can do better.
My final two are
21 :: A photograph of you with something representing the season. This year that would mean sunglasses. Next year I must remind myself to get prescription sunglasses as I keep having to swap them over when I'm out and about.
No 15 - A Juggler. I didn't see one single juggler this year (not that I normally see that many). Instead I had to go with a substitute Alternative A :: A Kite, Hot Air Balloon or Blimp. I had almost given up on this too when this card arrived from my cousin and his fiancée. Just in the nick of time :0)
Thanks go, once again to Rinda at Gallo Organico for hosting this and pushing us to find some pretty tricky shots.
Looking forward to next year already.
We have had so much rain in the last few days.
The temperature dropped to 27C and the humidity disappeared.
The rain came down like stair rods and the street was like a river.
Luckily it only lasted an hour or so and soon dried up.
Drive through cash points (ATMs)!! You don't even have to park up to get your money out. They also have drive through Pharmacies and apparently a drive through Margarita Bar!!
That last one is a bit worrying.
Brownies :0) I finally managed to find sugar that kind of looks like Muscavado and found Tate & Lyle Golden Syrup in the International isle in one of the smaller supermarkets. That equals one happy Teenager.
A postcard arrived from my sister. It did make me laugh as I had thought my line dancing wasn't too bad!! 261/365
We took the boys to Laser Tag today and by the boys I mean the Teenager and our friend's son D, who's 9. D has been asking the Teenager for weeks if he'll go and finally he caved and said yes. If he's honest he had just as much fun as D did!!
in Texas they mean something completely different than they do in the UK.
Here they are, in my opinion, UGLY, overly big, over priced (anything from $60 - $105) rosette type things with ribbons on that the girls wear during "Homecoming" week. Apparently boys wear smaller ones on their arms. As you can imagine the Teenager is NOT happy that he may have to wear one and has decided that he IS NOT under any circumstances going to!!
What do you think? Pretty? Ugly? or both?!! Me I'm going with both :0)
I actually walked to the supermarket this morning!! I know "Walked" in Texas!! Who knew people did such things. I wanted to check out how far it was and how long it would take so when my nephew comes to stay at Christmas we can walk to Starbucks!!
I set off about 9.50am with my trusty "cool backpack"
and walked past the fountain
along the neighbouring streets
around a few bends
and through some shady glens
I stopped in at the local dentist and registered us all and then walked around the corner to the supermarket. It took about 20 minutes and in that time I didn't see another soul out walking. I saw one lady on her bike and about 6 cars. We obviously live in the quiet part of town! I got back about 11am, hot and tired but happy I'd been out and about. The locals probably think I'm nuts but I actually miss going for a walk.
Galveston, Oh Galveston, I can hear your sea winds blowing......................Any one remember that song? I had it on 7" vinyl!! Oh dear. I hasten to add that it probably belong to my Mum or Dad and I didn't actually buy it :0)
Anyhoo we went for a drive down to Galveston yesterday and ended up at the old Historical Pier (which opened in 2002!) and the boys had a go on the rides.
There is so much more to see in Galveston but that's for another weekend involving an overnight stay I think. 250/365
I've been meaning to post about the last few postcards I received in the Pile of Postcards Exchange that Sian organised.
My first batch can be seen here and since then I've received three more:
One from Alexa who sent a lovely card from The Peak District. Her message was all about the countryside and the landscapes of the moors and I so wished I could see it. I'm missing trees and greenery at the moment!!
Then there was one from Lea who sent one from Paris. I love Paris but when you go with two very grumpy males it's doesn't make it a good visit. Next time I'll have to go with the girls!!!
And finally, but by no means least, I had one from Helena. I'd sent one to Helena and she sent me one back from Glasgow where she was a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games. How cool is that?
This was a really great idea and thanks go to Sian for organising it all and keeping us all straight with who we were sending to etc. It must have been a lot of hard work but …