Wednesday, 10 January 2018


We have made it to Providence. 5 hour train trip from Philadelphia in Business Class, so it was pretty comfortable. Nice little house about 20 minutes walk from the economics school. More snow on the ground here but it is quite a lot warmer.

M and I took the bus to a Empire Guitars to pick up a guitar for the 5 weeks are here - happy now. Today M went in to work and I checked out the uni fitness centre - am now shattered.

Kids have now survived a week on their own...little m even managed to rescue a mouse from the boys and take it outside!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

AEA Meetings

Finally, got hold of M's laptop. Fun in the snow in Philadelphia, it is SO cold. So far I have been to a meeting and 2 receptions. All good fun! Walked over to the Science Museum yesterday to see a Terracotta Warriors exhibition...good but next time we will go to China to see them. Haven't taken many pictures yet as it is too cold to take off gloves and get camera out. More like mountaineering than tourism.

Today M went to the conference and I stayed in bed. Didn't leave the house till M came home. We went up to the pool this evening for a swim and checked out the rooftop view, lovely sunset. Last night in Philadelphia and on the train to Providence tomorrow morning.

View from the roof:

Friday, 5 January 2018

Day 2

Exciting day...went for walk in -8 degree temp. Joined m for meeting with editors of JAE, followed by FIRN reception. Saw Vance, Eric and Dominique before crashing early. Now awake at 2am, m is working.

M&R’s big adventure

M & R have started their big trip...arrived in Philadelphia finally. Had to wait an extra 4 hours in Dallas due to the weather bomb in the north east. Lots of snow.

Friday, 30 June 2017

Taylor's Wedding

J is a groomsman for his best mate Taylor are the boys in their suits. J can hardly sit down in his due to the difficulty of getting something to fit his weightlifting legs. Big M is the US at the moment. Both kids have finished their mid year exams now - M back to work at the cafe this afternoon.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Feles sepem finita est

This will be the family motto from now on. The shield will be 2 fluffy black and white lions rampant on a field of rabbit entrails.

Monday, 16 January 2017