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.