Some of our family came to visit us at our new home recently, and it was a good excuse to go sight-seeing around Colchester. We had so much fun showing them around England’s oldest town, and getting to know it a bit better ourselves. Though there’s plenty to do here, Colchester isn’t really a tourist … More Getting To Know Colchester
It’s been awhile since I’ve written an expat post, so it feels good to revisit this topic that is near and dear to me. Also, relocating to a new town has brought back memories of how exciting it was to become an expat by moving to the UK. It was a crazy season in our … More 4 Things To Consider When Moving Abroad
Life’s been a little exciting over here lately. I started a new job, we visited our family back in California for Thanksgiving, and oh, we moved 2 weeks ago! Moving is hard work, and I’ve been so busy packing and unpacking that I haven’t had time to fully share my excitement! So let me quickly … More We moved!
I am the kind of person that jumps without thinking. Saying “Yes, let’s do it!” is the easy part, and then later, when it is too late, it dawns on me that maybe this is scary. Maybe I’m not ready for this. Maybe I should have thought it through first. That’s where I’m at right now. … More The Times They Are A-Changin’
Three years, wow. It’s hard for me to believe that we’ve lived in England for that long! I’ve made a tradition of writing anniversary posts ever since we moved to the UK (read the first one here, and the second one here), so I felt obliged to mark the passing of another year with a … More Three Years In England
In Southern California where I grew up, any type of weather (that isn’t fire) causes excitement. Reactions to rain, snow, and wind usually go something like this: Oh wow! Look at the drops of water falling out of the sky! Oooo, FROZEN water falling out of the sky! Let’s play in it! Did I just … More Getting Used To Seasons When You’re From California
It’s been TWO WHOLE YEARS since we left California and moved to England! When I look back on the last two years, I feel so proud of us. We moved to this country knowing NOTHING. Now we are practically experts – well at least Andrew is. Me on the other hand… Sure, I know a lot about … More Cheers To Two Years! Now What About The Next 3?
Our little cottage has really come together in the last year, and it feels so good to be fully settled in our home. It’s almost hard to remember what a long painful process it was. Almost. I still haven’t forgotten how stressful and frustrating it was when all our belongings went missing for 8 months before finally being delivered … More 2017 To-Do List
CHRISTMAS!!! I love Christmas! It’s the only redeeming part of winter in my view. Maybe if I lived on a ski resort, winter wouldn’t be so bad, but I don’t. I live in a place where it’s cold enough to snow, but instead there’s just darkness, rain, and sogginess. As the days get increasingly shorter, it’s … More Happy *British* Christmas!
We celebrated 1 year of living in the UK while we were in Prague, and we celebrated in the best way possible: traveling around with my family. Yeah, I know I’m a little late in bringing this up since it’s nearly October, and that was back in July.*oops* I’ve struggled to summarize how I feel … More First Year In The UK