I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and will have a fabulous 2016. I spent Christmas at my sister’s and we both realized that it’s been at least 25 years since I had a family Christmas. It was also the first time that I’d left Black alone overnight, ever. Happy to say that both […]Read more "Happy 2016"
Yeah, all the little things that needed to be finished are finished. Touching up the paintwork, installing the thresholds, fitting the new bathroom sink. All of the final things are done. If I could dance, I’d be doing my happy dance. I also finally got all of the paperwork from the solicitor. I had to follow […]Read more "Happiness is a home without an outstanding work list"
I hope that you had a stress free Thanksgiving. For the last 18 years, life has gone from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas and New Year in a kind of a blur. Which is to say Candy adverts to Turkey / Black Friday Sale adverts to Christmas and New Year adverts. This year, if it […]Read more "Thoughts on Thanksgiving"
Before the bad weather really starts, I’ve been going out for for an hour or so each day to get some exercise.Yes, I know it doesn’t sound like me but I’m trying to turn over a new leaf. When the bad weather starts and I can’t get out quite so frequently, I’ll start exercising with […]Read more "Fish and Chips"
A few people have asked me, now I’ve been here for a while, what are the differences between living in London versus San Francisco. I don’t have the definitive list but here’s what I’ve found out so far. Housing / Utilities Costs My property tax, HOA and utilities are in total 55% less than my […]Read more "Compare and contrast, San Francisco v London"
Slowly but surely my place is getting finished. The latest is my bedroom, it’s only 14′ 4″ by 8′ 10″, smaller than some of your bathrooms, so you might be surprised that it took so long to finish but, as always, it’s the details that take the time. Here it is before I moved in. […]Read more "Another one bites the dust"
Well, not really. The kitchen is done. I’m so happy, I can now cook myself beautiful meals. There’s not a lot left to do, new floor in the bathroom, putting up some shelves, new curtain poles and curtains, getting artwork framed. While not a lot of work, it’s still going to take a while to […]Read more "Finished, I’m finished !"