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
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
This post is dedicated to my fellow renters out there. I see you, living with poor design choices that you didn’t make, and can’t change without risking your security deposit. You stare at perfect homes on pinterest, and dream of customising your own house one day. Well maybe you don’t, but I certainly do. I … More A Renter-Friendly Kitchen Makeover
We needed a change of scene before Christmas -something completely different from home. I think both of us were missing California when we decided on Lanzarote, and it showed!
We stayed in Puerto del Carmen near Los Jameos Playa, and beached. it. up. We filled up on tapas and enjoyed the sunshine. … More Chill-out In Lanzarote
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?
Since moving to the UK, our traditions and habits have changed quite a bit. We spell words differently and spend less time with family. Our holidays are spent experiencing new things rather than returning home. Last month we went to Portugal for Easter, and I realized it’s been a few years now since we had a “real” … More Holiday In Portugal
week 1 // week 2 // week 3 // week 4 // week 5 Hi guys, remember me? The one with the fugly English garden? ↓↓↓This is what it looked like the day we moved in almost two years ago. I spruced it up a little last summer by trimming back the tree, but this shows … More Outdoor Living Room Reveal – ORC Week 6
We had a bank holiday weekend at the end of August, and I was just not prepared for summer fun to end, so… We went to Bath for the day and spent the night in London. Bath was lovely, and we had a nice wander around, but I must say my favorite part of the day … More Bath
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