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An American Affair

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Suitcase dramas and LA Nights

Disgraceful Act no. 5. I’m off to LA for a quick trip to do something exciting for my future. Thats all that can be said, or that I’m willing to share, but how, fantastically dis-gra-ce-ful does that sound? Picture this; “Hi Triplets. I’m going to LA on Friday. Be back next Wednesday. Don’t forget to … Continue reading

Losing My Teacher-ness

Wednesday 7th August 2013 – Miramar, FL   Today I received a beautiful gift from my beautiful niece back home in Old Smokey. Along with the gift came some lovely, heartfelt words about why she sent me the gift and the role that I have played in her life that inspired her to do this. … Continue reading

My Fair Lady

Teaching American students to speak ‘English’ is great fun. They love it!  26 June 2013 During lunch time – and only if they are being very very good and showing excellent table manners – we practice our English. By English, I mean our language, as it was meant to be spoken. Apparently, American people haven’t … Continue reading

Introducing….. Mrs Grumpy Knickers

I’m Mrs Grumpy Knickers today. I’m owning it. I’m stressed and generally not very pleasant to be around. So, tonight’s posting is yesterday’s instead – from when I used to be a nice person. Apple Inc, you stole my posting yesterday, but not my memories… Monday 29 July 2013. Went to study with a lovely … Continue reading

How TripletsMum Got Her Groove On!

1st August 2013, Pembroke Pines, FL Well, it had to happen eventually…. I am in love. It’s official! This blog is now called How TripletsMum Got Her Groove On. The object of my desire is a shop. Not just a mere shop though. It is a huge wholefood and organic shop. Really, I’m not fussed … Continue reading

A Vegetarian Abroad

I’ve been vegetarian more years than I have not been, if that makes sense. From an early age, I was reluctant to eat meat. I kept asking what the stringy bits on the chicken were (veins), I refused pork sausages on the grounds,it made me feel unwell. I remember dreading mealtimes and carefully eating around … Continue reading

Avoiding the Touts & Hoovering the Dam

A trip to ‘Vegas-Baby-Vegas’ can hardly be considered complete without a trip to the nearby Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. Note my use of the word ‘nearby’ as this will feature later. Vegas is all about money. Everyone who is not a tourist seems to live with the totally driven and focused purpose of … Continue reading

Vegas Baby, Vegas!

Having hit my Fabulous Forties with a renewed sense of vigour and life, I decided that the best way to deal with this new decade would be to age as disgracefully as possible. Parenting triplets from my early twenties added impetus to have another stab at my 20s and 30s, but this time in my … Continue reading