Feb 3, 2010

Happy 3 year Anniversary!!!

Today we hit the three-year mark! Yes, boys and girls, it's been three years of a wonderful life in one of the most amazing cities in the world. My heart is full of gratitude. We had met awesome people and visited really cool places. My eyes have seen things I only dreamed of seeing before. My heart will treasure those memories forever. I'm definitively not the same Geo who came 1,095 days ago. What has changed? not much of a physical change (other than a couple of gray hairs and happy wrinkles!) but a brand new understanding of other cultures and the world around me. I said goodbye to my twenties two years ago in London, and Ted said farewell to his thirties last Christmas.

We still have five more months in London before we move back to Houston in the summer. I want to live each one of those remaining days to the fullest!!!!!!! and then some...

Oct 8, 2009

A morning commute

As I've mentioned before, I've been going to the gym more frecuently during the week. I wake up in the morning around 6 am, leave the house at 6:30 and get to the gym at 7 am for a one-hour class. After the class, I shower/change at the gym and then walk for about 15 minutes to get to work. Here are two pictures I took this morning on my way to work:

Under this new set-up I arrive at the office one hour earlier than everybody else and it allows me to accomplish a lot of things with a fresh mind. I must confess, it is not easy at all to wake up early and carry my gym bag all the time. But, it definitely makes me feel more productive. Let's see how long I can keep up with this!

Sep 28, 2009



I'm really not sure why we haven't taken more advantage of picnics in London. We have had them, but it's only now that we realized we haven't had them enough. The weather has been superb and the parks are just around the corner. It would be a shame to look back one day and feel that we missed golden opportunities. That's why we're changing habits here, we're welcoming the beautiful British tradition of grabbing our books, blankets, cheese, crackers, drinks, sandwiches, fruits and head to the greens (as many times as possible).

Picnic at St. James Park

Sep 27, 2009

Check Mate


The other day when I was heading home from the gym, I noticed something unusual going on at Trafalgar Square. I got a little closer and found a gigantic chess set with these lovely decorated pieces:

I learned that the chess set launches this years London Design festival. It consists 32 two metre high ceramic pieces on a mosaic glass chess board that were designed and created by Spanish artist Jaime Hayon. Unfortunately, it was too early in the morning so there were no contestants around to play with.

These are the things that make London such an amazing place to live in!

Sep 24, 2009

A morning walk in the park

For the first time in a long-long-long time, I've been to the gym four days in a row! It's definitely not easy to develop a workout routine, but now that I'm working out again I can't stop wondering why in the world I don't do this more often. On the days when I don't have to be at the office early, I've been walking back home through St. James Park. This picture was taken this morning around 8:15 am.

I thank God for the opportunity to live in such a beautiful city. But above all, I am thankful for health, peace and the abundant joy that only He can provide.

Feb 20, 2009

One of my favorite shows

Last night, Ted and I went to see my favorite West End musical ever: The Sound of Music. Even though I had already seen it once -when my mother in law came to London-, Ted had never seen it, not even the movie! And, the show is ending next week so I was pretty excited that we were able to see it for the last time.

Ted thought it was cute but not amazing as I described it. I don't know why exactly I like this musical so much. Maybe it is because it has kids and they all sing beautifully. I just love it! It's sad that Ted didn't like it that much. I think he prefers theater.

I love both. I want to act, sing and dance forever! That would be my ideal job!

Follow the link to see part of the show. The same actress was playing Maria last night. And we had front-row tickets for only £20

The Sound of Music London

I got a picture with the kiddos who play the Von Trapp family. I will upload them one of these days :)