Bonnie, Family, Felix, House, Linus, Louise, Tully

December Update

I finished reading this book about the “Pilgrimage of Grace”, an uprising of Yorkshiremen against the wretched Henry VIII. This was a great read, with some caveats, but I think I would recommend it. If I get some time, I may review it on my polemics blog!


It’s actually snowing today, but this photo was taken when it snowed in early December. I took this photo from my bedroom:


This is a fairly recent photo of me in my dining room, at my laptop:


Linus after his haircut:


Linus before his haircut:


Some photos of the front porch:


On our way out to a wedding on New Year’s Eve!:


Felix after his haircut:




Family, Louise

Birthday Flowers


These are the beautiful flowers Mum sent to me! And below is a photo of the fish which Nick and the kids gave me. His name is Leo Hilary.


On Tuesday night we went to the Outback Steakhouse for dinner. It’s supposed to be an Australian themed restaurant but bears no resemblance to anything back home! However, it’s become a “tradition” to celebrate family birthdays here. This is because on the night we arrived in Houston, our hotel was right next to this restaurant and it was too late for room service when we arrived, so we simply walked over to this place. It was after 9pm and we were tired, jetlagged and very hungry. Anyway, the food and service were good, for all its un-Australian-ness! So we go there a few times each year for birthday celebrations.

Xavier and Nick are about to go back to Australia tomorrow. Nick is going for work, for 3 weeks and Xavier is going for an indefinite period of time.