Thoughts and Clichés

The extreme highs and lows of expat life are a cliché that for me holds very true.  What were once simple daily tasks in the states are now projects (both small and large) requiring research and yielding mixed results. It is not a given that the local shop will have the ingredients you require to make…

Weekend in London

 Our first (of probably several) trips to London was this weekend.  I was impressed with how easy it was to get in and out of the city.  We took the Virgin train, which travels up to 100 mph, and it was a much shorter and more painless journey than it would have been by car. …

Updates!

So I’m officially a UK resident as of last week!  Sounds strange to say, but it is true.  The unpacking and exploring have begun! I’m really enjoying my time here so far, wandering the shops, having tea and meeting new people.  Attempting to find things in the grocery store has been moderately successful, and I’m definitely…

Taking Your Pets Abroad

Since I could not find very many resources online about taking pets abroad semi-permanently I decided to organize and summarize the information I found from the USDA/my vet/people I talked to who have done it in one place. I have two cats that I adopted when I graduated college, Monster and Cupcake.  And though I…

Peak week and parties

Things have gotten a little crazy. Sorry for the lack of posts, but now peak week has come and gone, the trip to Iceland has concluded and the final countdown is beginning. Luckily for me and Lucas, the volcano did not affect our travel plans! peak week, the highest milage week ofmarathon training was draining,…