My name is Lasairiona – Las for short, I’m a *cough* 30-some, Irish chick and I’ve lived in Houston, Texas for the last four years as an expat, or ‘travelling wife’. My hubby Col (who you see featured a lot in my blog) works for a global oil and gas company (oh hush now!) and this is his second relocation to Houston.
When we relocated, I was ‘only’ his girlfriend, since then, I’ve been his fiance and now I’m his wife. It’s been a wild ride so far!
During the first six months or so, I had a very difficult transition. I hated Houston, I hated being away from everyone and everything familiar, I didn’t know anyone, I didn’t have kids or pets to aid making friends and meeting people and I didn’t drive. It was hard.
But that pain was temporary, I built a life for myself out here as a travelling wife and I have grown to love Houston and it’s surroundings as my home.
My blog started out as a way of keeping people at home, up to date with our adventures, however, over the last couple years, it has grown into a mod podge of things, cooking, baking, dieting, travelling and crafting all mixed together with a healthy dose of local things to do and places to see!
We are sports fans and will pretty much go and see any live sport, our two biggest sports are Formula 1 racing and hockey (where we actually met, back home), we are big fans of our local hockey team the Houston Aeros (check out my blog post, “How did a girl like you, get in to a sport like that?“)
In October 2009 I began a volunteer position for the Schlumberger Spouses Association – It is a global, voluntary, social organisation for all local and international spouses and partners of Schlumberger employees. It’s been a life line since I landed here in Texas and I was offered the volunteer position of Welcome Coordinator, basically I help people, which is something I’ve always loved doing and I found it a very rewarding job!
More recently, in May of 2012, I was elected as the youngest Chapter Coordinator in Houston. I head a board of ten members who are responsible for looking after over six hundred spouses in the Houston area at any given time. It’s a challenge, but, again, it’s something I love to do.
My other hobbies include, singing – writing, reading, knitting, cooking/baking, crocheting, photography, scrapbooking and am often referred to as the hostess with the mostess, I love parties, I love party planning and I love any excuse to decorate my house. We also love travelling, and tend to travel quite a bit (check out my travel tab if you’d like to read about our adventures!)
I hope, that whoever you are and wherever you are from, that you find something of worth in my blog. Like I said, it started out as just a record of our time here but has turned in to so much more!
Check out my January 2016 plus-sized Boudoir shoot, here.