Saturday, January 9, 2016

Glamorous City Living

Since Drew switched to a British school this year our morning routine has changed quite a bit.  He wears a uniform and we use public transportation to get there and back.

It's different commuting with a kid in a city.  While it doesn't take a long time for us to get to his school, it's usually an adventure. From dodging other pedestrians and motorists on the busy city streets. To navigating the tube station halls against traffic to switch platforms and then cramming into a crowded train.

I felt like I was being reannointed after being away for two weeks. On our first day back I had a VERY close call with a motorcyclist.  I froze in panic, he cussed me and bystanders stared in horror.

Today, I was splashed when a passing bus drove through standing rain in the street gutter. (Just like in the movies.) Drew was quick to point out, "don't worry mom, it's so hot in the tube, it'll be like your in a dryer".

Yes, living in a big city is quite glamorous. Good Morning London!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Threw, Throw, Thrown

throw
[THrĊ]

VERB

1. propel (something) with force through the air by a movement of the arm and hand: 
"I threw a brick through the window"
synonyms: hurl · toss · fling · pitch · cast · lob · launch · catapult · 

2. cause to enter suddenly a particular state or condition: 
"he threw all her emotions into turmoil" · 


3. form (ceramic ware) on a potter's wheel: 
"further on, a potter was throwing pots"



    I've been propelled into a different life as an American expat in London.  You could say  I made the move by force and there might have been some arm and hand flailing in the process. I miss suburbia, but I'm trying to find a happy middle here in the city.  

    I still love treasure hunting and entertaining, but I'm going to get back into making pottery and center myself in the process.  

    Join me as I
    • throw things together. 
    • throw ideas around. 
    • throw parties. 
    • throw in little history lessons
    • throw pottery.
    Hopefully I won't make you throw up talking about it.