Adventures in Wasdale

Without a doubt Wasdale is my favourite part of the Lake District. It’s a bit wilder than heading to the well traversed towns of Ambleside, Grasmere and Keswick. The towns are smaller, the roads are narrow and windy, and the country pubs are remote. This weekend we started in Nether Wasdale and climbed up Buckbarrow,…

October Ruminations

I’m having a hard time believing it’s October, but the sun is setting earlier and the leaves have started to fall. Without a distinctive hot ‘summer’ in the UK, it sort of just slips from spring to winter, with the change in daylight hours the only distinctive marker of the change in season.  We (finally!)…

The Trip that Almost Wasn’t 

I’ve been looking forward to travelling to Switzerland for a long time, we made plans to meet Lucas’s friend who is currently studying in Zurich and spend a few days in the alps. Turns out, this was the only gap in our travels long enough to accommodate getting our new residence permits before our visas…

Expat Uncertainty and Lessons Learnt

We’ve been counting down to answers for months now, deadline after deadline has passed and still we don’t have a clear answer about whether we will stay in the UK for another year, or whether the time has come to move back home (or whether we will move to some other place!). It’s complicated, but…

Running London

My slacking in the blog department has partially been due to marathon training, but I’ve finally finished the London Marathon! It’s something I’d never thought of doing before last year when I got a place through my local running club after not getting a place in the general ballot. It was a great experience to…