Christmas Is Finally Over


Christmas in Madison was lots of fun, especially with the welcome reinforcements in the form of Granny and Gramps, who eventually made it after some terrible delays. At least the delays were down to proper snow and not the one inch we get in the UK which seems to shut down everything and cause widespread mass panic. We hopefully erased the painful memory of delays … Continue reading Christmas Is Finally Over

Monkey Business


We survived our first Thanksgiving thanks to a wonderful meal cooked by the other half, even though I was the one who had been on a Thanksgiving Cookery Course, we both decided it was better this way. There was the slight error with the turkey, meaning we needed another one, but we won’t dwell on that. It was then time to get a bit more … Continue reading Monkey Business

Leading up to Thanksgiving


After escaping from Ikea, despite the marketplace’s best efforts to lure us in and buy lots more things we never even knew we wanted, nor would we ever use I suspect, we had a busy few days. I dragged Lu to Kindermusik with Wu and I. Well, he wanted to come but I forgot to mention there is dancing. Lu doesn’t do dancing so when … Continue reading Leading up to Thanksgiving

Birthday Spaceships


I am super proud of myself – no more getting lost for me. Wu (I think) and I are really enjoying are walks around the lake, down Willy Street and State Street.   Wu even saw his first protest but not about Trump, surprisingly, this one was about oil. What Wu is not enjoying is our attempt at sleep training. He can’t understand why Mummy … Continue reading Birthday Spaceships

Driving in the USA


I have now got used to the driving. Driving on my own; the stop signs; being able to turn right on red; hardly any roundabouts; driving on a different side of the road and the gigantic size of the cars. Apart from a scrape with a garage pillar (the pillar started it, honest); a slight diversion in a cemetery where I managed to end up … Continue reading Driving in the USA

Spookiness and Peanut Butter Burgers


Replenished with coffee we set off to our new home. It is right in the middle of downtown just near the stunning Wisconsin State Capital Building. Our flat, which is huge, also has a great view looking over Lake Monona. The building managers are also fantastic, I even got a hug off one – I have missed how welcoming the Americans are! Well it was either a welcome or they … Continue reading Spookiness and Peanut Butter Burgers