Burdons on the Bay

Monthly Archives: December 2014

Fall is over. Winter is here and so is the rain! It has come down fast and furious this last week. It’s funny how a bit of rain and greyer skies can instantly transport my mind to thoughts of home. All of a sudden the landscape feels that bit more familiar to me, despite the palms and mountain ranges in view. I’ve been enjoying the novelty of the rain here – and… Read More

On Saturday afternoon, once all the guests had headed homeĀ from Lucy’s party, the place was cleaned up and children fed, we headed to the Santa Cruz mountains to choose and cut our Christmas tree. This was our fist experience of chopping down our own tree and whilst I was the driving force behind this little adventure, I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to pan out. Dave and I aren’t exactly… Read More

This Thanksgiving week, Dave was given the week off work (save a coupleĀ meetings strategically placed in the middle of two different days!). We contemplated visiting a new area of the states but decided there was still so much for us to see close to home. Monterey is about 1 hour 20 minute drive from our house. We’d heard great things about the aquarium and Josh’s recent library visit brought a book all… Read More