It has been an insanely busy last month and a half, with visiting friends, and trips to Wales, Scotland, Norway and the U.S for me, and also to Luxembourg and Germany for Lucas. I’ve been traveling to Leeds, Hull and Liverpool for work, which is interesting but exhausting. The next few weekends are primarily at home, with a few day/weekend trips planned and a bit of relaxing. We’ve been toying with the idea of a day trip to Blackpool because it’s supposed to be unique and loveable despite the tackiness. We want to see for ourselves. 🙂
Also coming up is a weekend exploring Hadrians wall and learning about the roman influence in the north. The plan is to take it (fairly) easy so it is still a relaxing weekend. We may also attempt a trip to the Cotswolds but that remains to be seen.
We also booked our Baltic cruise that visits Berlin, Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Talinn, Riga, and st Petersburg. I am extremely excited!! We aren’t big cruisers, but it’s a good way to see a lot of places (and not get a Russian visa). It’s a year away, but I still can’t wait. I’m excited for the architecture and the whirlwind trip through so many cultures. I’m trying to see it as a tasting dinner, with the chance to possibly come back for more of what we like best!
Currently trying to sort out visits from friends and family, the super cheap wow air flights from Boston are inspiring a lot of our friends. Exciting stuff! We’re trying to convince them to combine their visits with trips to places we haven’t yet been to maximize the travel and fun.
I’ve been at my job for over 6 months now, which means I’m a full employee! I’m enjoying it a lot and have fully converted to the metric system. Well mostly. But building design is interesting and I am loving the project management aspects of it as well. Hopefully I’ll be able to see some of my buildings go up while I’m still here!
Half marathon training is in full swing and I can’t decide if I want to do a third one for the year in November… We shall see. This will be my first trail half marathon, and I’m a bit nervous since I’ve never done anything like it. Definitely won’t be a pr!
The biggest stressor in my life currently is not knowing whether our stay here will be extended past the end of next summer. It makes it hard to plan trips and to plan mentally for another job / friend search after working so hard to find work and meet new people here. I suppose that’s every expats dilemma.
That’s it for life updates and rambling! (Except that I might be getting a car! But more on that later. ) More Norway posts coming soon, we’ve got our pictures sorted out finally!
How far ahead do you plan life/travel? Expat life complicates things, but has made me a better planner!