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…

The Repatriation Question and other March Updates

I can’t believe it’s already March. The past two months have flown by, and it’s hard to believe we’re coming up on having to make a decision about staying or going once again. The frustrating bit is that it’s not entirely up to us and spring 2016 was a long and stressful wait to find…

Getting into the Christmas Spirit!

Sincd moving to the UK, Christmas markets have become one of my favourite parts of Christmas. They are festive, full of delicious food, interesting crafts and best of all mulled wine. We kicked off our weekend of Christmas fun with a trip to the Manchester Christmas markets on Friday. You can Christmas market crawl through…

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…

Where to next?

When we reached our 2 years in the U.K. milestone, we came to the realization that we might only have one year here left. And proceeded to go on a bit of a travel planning frenzy. I know I’ve said this before, but with a whole continent to explore, it’s so hard to decide where…