In LA, Daniel bought his first-ever pair of chinos. In fact, he bought a set of two, from Zara. Is he becoming Americanized? He says he had always wanted a pair, but never found one that fit. That said, he credits Will, a member our adoptive LA family, for inspiring this double-purchase. Will has forsaken three-piece suits for a more dressed-down shirt and chinos, sometimes adding a vest. His parents are pleased that he now unbuttons the top button, saying this took years to accomplish. Here’s a great photo of Will, showing off his ‘Mad Men’ look.
Claire – On maternity leave from career as editor of monthly finance trade magazines, and occasionally a freelance translator. Half-American/half-English, raised in the suburbs of New York, has lived in London for almost nine years.
Daniel – Furniture designer/maker based on London’s Columbia Road flower market, for ten years, also an aspiring painter and DIY supremo. On one-year career break to reconsider options. English by birth, but mother is half-American and spent part of her childhood in Bronxville, New York.
Sophia – 3.5-year old spitfire who loves school, singing, swimming and being a big sister
Lulu – Born May 8 of this year, a model baby who eats, sleeps and gurgles.
Special guests – American, British and international friends and family who drop in along our trip to see whatever part of the country they fancy. They’re welcome to travel in the car with us and sleep in an adjoining tent.