We’ve moved around a fair bit since Heather and I got married. From a flat in South Shields to a flat in Edinburgh, to another flat, a third flat and a house in Edinburgh, to Mam and Dad’s place in Billingham, to a house in Durham, to temporary accommodation in Cupertino and now to our current place in San Jose. 8 or 9 homes in just under 11 years. Partly due to this… Read More
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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
For one of our first days out, before Dave had started at Apple, we headed out to Big Basin Redwood Park to see some giant redwood trees. After a twisty drive through the Santa Cruz mountains, we arrived at the park, loaded Olive into the baby carrier and set off on one of the family-friendly trails. We really enjoyed our time there – the children were keen to take photos of the trees,… Read More