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…

Back & Relaxed

So it’s been a bit of a break, the longest I think since I’ve started the blog. Whoops.  I had good intentions for posting over the holidays, but the wedding and honeymoon took over, and I made a plan to be unplugged for the entire wedding day and honeymoon. Worth it and amazing.  The downside was…

A Very English Christmas

  Now that I’m relaxing on Boxing Day, I think I can officially deem our first English Christmas a success. It was the first Christmas away from my family, which was hard but we wanted to make the most of it. After a half day of work on Christmas Eve, and a meal out with coworkers,…

When You Can’t Go Home for the Holidays

Christmas has been my one of my favourite holidays for as long as I can remember.  When I was a kid it was marked by a seemingly neverending countdown to presents and candy, and as an adult it has represented family togetherness along with days off work, presents and candy.  Last year, we attempted to…