Breakfast in America

Living happily ever after still means you have to clean house and do the dishes

Year: 2008

Swiss Navy Knife

Yesterday I was unable to enter a building because I was carrying this knife. I don’t have a problem with that, I’m just not used to having to go through security when entering a building.

The last lap (part two)

Ginger, Katie and Lanie were at the airport to meet me when I arrived at Springfield.

The last lap

It is nine fifty-five pm in the UK and three fifty-five pm in Dallas. I got up at four am this morning to travel to Heathrow with Ian and Robert, Robert came along to see me off. Now after eighteen hours I’m sitting in the Springfield bound ‘plane, at Dallas Fort Worth waiting for the last of the passengers to board.

Still lots to do and a couple I’ll pass on, thank you…

This is one of those lists of things you should do / have done.

Gary’s last day working at the University of Southampton

Today was my last day at work. This is what I said to my friends and colleagues.


Missouri Angel

Oh how I chuckled when I found this place, it’s opposite the office block where I worked in 2000, in America Square. The fact that I discovered this bar on the day my American K1 Visa interview was held and… Continue Reading →

Robert’s new flat

Robert has moved into his own place After a week’s delay, Friday night saw Robert borrowing my car to finally move out of the family home and into his own flat. Today Ian, Marcelle, and I got an invitation to… Continue Reading →

Gary By Nathan

Back in August I was asked if I would mind if one of my nudes was used for a drawing. Today I got an email and a link to the completed picture, and I was able to surprise Ginger with a link. So, Nathan, thanks for asking, and thank you for an excellent drawing.

US Visa Application Forms (K1)

Today I completed all my visa application forms, made loads of copies, and posted it all off. Now all I’m waiting for is the date for my US Embassy interview. I’ve all the papers I need for the interview and… Continue Reading →

Identity Crisis

My mother’s Christian name is a little different, being a combination of two fairly common names into something a little more unusual. When Ginger was staying I told her the story of my mother’s name, producing my birth certificate with a flourish as proof I had to eat my words when I saw her name wasn’t spelled the way I thought it should be. I had to make an excuse about the story behind her name obviously being a family myth…


I have to give three months’ notice at work. So linking the end of my employment to having my US Visa is a nightmare. Despite all the warnings on the Visa paperwork not to do anything rash before one’s Visa… Continue Reading →

My Little Car

Some observations on my little car

Plans are afoot

With the possibility of the Visa being approved any day more and more likely we’ve been turning our thoughts to fixing a few dates. Leave the UK. Planned now for Friday November 28 (Black Friday). It means I’ll miss Thanksgiving,… Continue Reading →

Keith’s Graduation

Keith’s Graduation at the University of Southampton.

Fourteen months later – finished

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since the night in March 2007 when I started thinking about finishing off the work on the house. I had no idea that in a couple of months my life was… Continue Reading →


The Excellent lighting comes from a single roof-light. Very sixties construction, though I think it may have been built a lot later.

Occupied (365:123)

Another blanket box picture

Stretch (365:122)

It is about time the blanket box made a re-appearance, though it is not actually visible in the picture. The question is: am I inventive enough to keep the blanket box pictures going for a whole week?

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