Yes a total eclipse of the moon being called a blood moon happened on April 14th 2014 into the morning of 15th.
We went outside around 10pm to see if it was starting but no luck. We decided to go inside for about an hour just so we weren’t too bored.
We went back out at roughly 11pm when we saw it had all started.
So we sat in our courtyard in the new apartment complex by the pool. Obviously it was a bit late to be using the pool at the time.
As you can see Mars also made an appearance in our picture.
It got to 12.45amand we decided it was time for bed even though it hadn’t turned red yet.
It was a fun night as we actually saw some neighbours.
Unfortunately we didn’t get any pictures of a red moon but we didn’t mind.
As some of you may already know we’ve had 2 biggish earthquakes since March 17th.
The first was named “the Shamrock Shake” oh so imaginative.
It all start at 6.25am, I was up & showered. I was getting ready to get dressed when the apartment started shaking.
The best thing we could think of doing was stay on the bed & check Twitter as it’s updated so quickly especially if you follow USGS there you get everything straight away.
After the early commotion I decided to go for a small walk to see any damage.
As you can see the destruction was just trees & of course as the USGS office is at Caltech all the news crews were there. Including my favourite KTLA5.
We soon got over it as it was a magnitude 4.3 big enough to jolt but not destroy.
We thought all had settled down, then on March 28th at 9.05pm another more stronger one hit. We were both really tired but as soon as the 5.1 magnitude quake struck it really woke us up. It lasted 40 seconds which is long for an earthquake of that size.
Like I said before we normally check Twitter but this time the news came on at the same time Twitter reported.
We could feel the shake ripple across the room starting with the windows, it then moved to the floor.
We sat watching the news & they went to a Caltech press conference to discuss it in depth.
Whilst they were talking the alarm that Caltech invented sounded alerting of aftershocks. Needless to say the look of sheer panic hit both of our faces. Luckily we felt nothing.
We decided at midnight-ish it was a safe & good time to go to bed.
I went for a walk the following morning & there was no damage to be seen so no pictures.
Needless to say all is good.
You guessed right last weekend we used my valentine’s day gift from Christopher. This was tickets to watch our team The Los Angeles Lakers against The Oklahoma City or OKC Thunder.
The Lakers hadn’t been doing very well. So we weren’t expecting much. What a surprise we got!
I’ll start at the beginning. This time we decided to use the train instead of driving there just save a bit of money. The train was quicker than we thought it would be. We were expecting it to take a couple of hours as we went through several train stations to get there.
These were the statutes outside.
Kareem Abdul Jabaar
When we got there there was plenty of queues waiting to get.
Luckily the queues were for free things.
A sports towel.
A Los Lakers T-shirt for Spanish appreciation night.
And a photo of us superimposed on to Kobe Bryant.
That is one of the great things about live sports, the amount of free stuff you can get.
Eventually we got in & ate some junk food then went to find our seats. Yes we were high up, but it’s well worth it.
1 side of the Staples Center.
Obviously there was also opposite us but that might be boring.
Us in our free T-shirt.
The Lakers girl, their dancers.
The half time show.
The game took over me so there were limited photos sorry.
But they won & streamers to celebrate. So over all a great night.
We woke up one day last week and as I was turning the kettle on to make tea I noticed very low cloud.
My first thought was “Hey come on we’re in Southern California where’s the sun??”
So after getting organised with a shower, tea and clothes I decided to go on a walk as I could get some good pictures.
I know every photo has cars in it but we live in a city and it was only 8:30.
So I decided to go home and do some crocheting to see if the cloud would eventually melt off..
It got to lunch time and I started getting all wrapped up until I looked out and I saw THE SUN WAS OUT!!!!!
I suppose every cloud has a silver lining.
Yes I know its a slushy girly thing, but remember, I am a girl or woman.
We didn’t want to do anything over the top because we both think, what’s the point in telling each other 1 day a year that you love each other.
We got cards for each other.
Oh so wonderfully me with pink.
Then as a shock Christopher got me or us a gift. LAKERS TICKETS. Blog post to follow.
I’m going to be buying him something there.
Obviously I made us a nice dinner of pork chops, mashed potatoes & vegetables. No photos unfortunately we were very hungry.
Sorry it’s not a long post but that’s all we did.
I was told via Facebook about free Yogurtland frozen yogurt, so the first thing I did was go & check it out to see if they were hosting the event and they were.
I was just over half way to the front of this line when this picture was taken.
By the time it came for letting us in 6 at a time I was a lot nearer the front than the back.
It was that busy these were the only 2 pictures I was able to take.
We were only allowed 3 ounce cups, but it was free.
I was told that I’m an expert with the way I layered my yogurt, its only from practise.
As most of you know we were moving soon, with boxes already packed.
And suitcases packed.
BUT, we are now staying in Pasadena for 6 more months.