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…

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!)…

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…

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…

Thanksgiving

Last week we celebrated what might be our last Thanksgiving in England. It’s strange (and a bit depressing) being the only one at work for whom it’s a holiday. No one cares, there’s no festivity and at the end of the day, once work is done we head to a dinner at a hotel with…