Our weekend

Spending the summer in Albuquerque has given me a lot to think about. There's a lot to be said for being so close to family and forests. Every time we go, we have a big talk about whether we could/should live there. We investigate house prices, neighbourhoods, schools and even jobs. By the end of it all, we have a comprehensive plan. Every time (so far) we look at our plan and decide that we could be very happy in New Mexico, but we don't feel the need to move. London is incredibly exciting, and it will take a lifetime to exhaust all it offers. It's not easy to be so far from home, but this is where my heart is.

This weekend has been a perfect example. Friday night I went to a welcome back drinks party at the girls' school. Yesterday, Andrew took the girls ice skating (Silver award for Katie, Level one for Buffy!) while I went with a friend to London Fashion Weekend. We shopped through Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Lungta de Fancy and all sorts of fabulous designers. We ate delicious, rustic sandwiches and drank Chambord champagne cocktails while watching a catwalk show. Today Andrew took Katie to a chess tournament, and Buffy and I walked down to the end of the street to watch the Run to the Beat half-marathoners race by. Later we are thinking of going by the Royal Naval College to check out the filming of the new Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Next weeked will include a tea party and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miserables. Less than a mile away. New Mexico is wonderful, but I've still got things to do here!