“Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas!”

So says the gigantic sign at the south end of the strip (which I must admit we never actually saw), and if you take the meaning of the adjective as “barely credible”, or “of the nature of a fable or myth” you have a pretty accurate summary of the Vegas experience.

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Snow!

Before we moved to America a number of people warned us about the more extreme weather we were likely to encounter. So far we’ve experienced uncomfortable summer humidity and a hurricane, but the winter has been rather disappointing. Sure, we’ve had a few chilly spells, but nothing extreme, and a lot of the coldest days were gloriously sunny – I certainly haven’t been missing London’s damp greyness. (That said, as I write this the grey and drizzly aspect outside my windows takes me right back home!)

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