2017 in Review

Looking back, 2017 was a big year and a good one. We kicked it off by getting married, travelled to a lot of new places and hiked a few Wainwrights. We managed to make the most of our last full year as residents of the UK, and even managed relax a little. January The obvious…

Hockey, Food and Public Transit: A Day Out in New York

Tickets to a Blackhawks-Rangers game at Madison Square Garden were my Christmas present to my husband this year, as well as an excuse to get away to New York for a night during our trip to the states for the holidays. We headed to New Haven to catch the commuter rail into the city (because…

A Whirlwind Football Getaway

It seemed like a crazy idea when we first thought about it, getting tickets to one of the biggest rivalry matches in the Bundesliga, spending less than 48 hours in Germany and flying home. It was good fun though! We made it to the airport after work on Friday with no major delays and boarded…

November Reflections

The end of November marks 10 months remaining in the UK. We’ve spent our last expat Thanksgiving here, and while I’ll miss the Christmas markets, mulled wine and mince pie, I won’t miss the rain, long nights and weak sunshine (when it bothers to come out). Thanksgiving here is always fun, but it doesn’t feel…

The South Coast of Malta

Our third day in Malta was dedicated to the coast. After dedicating our first day to Valletta and the second to the east, we were headed south. We ate breakfast in our apartment and headed to the Blue Grotto in hopes of taking a boat tour. We stopped at the viewpoint overhead, which actually offers…