A Few of my Favo(u)rite Things

So during a two week trip back to the states over the holidays, I realized I was a bit “homesick” for some things about the UK.  Strange, isn’t it how you can get used to a new life so quickly.  So, I put together a list of my favorite things about the US that I…

Thoughts on 2014

The holidays were busy, and now I’m back from a 2 week trip to the USA to visit family and friends over Christmas.  The redeye from Chicago on New Years Eve gave me a lot of time to think about how the past year has gone and how many things have changed.  A year ago…

Enjoying Edinburgh in Winter

Let me just say that Christmas markets are pretty awesome, and Edinburgh’s is no exception.  If you liked mulled wine, or hot apple toddies, or hot chocolate… or endless amounts of food and dessert and Christmas lights you will enjoy.  At the center of the market is a carousel that has been converted to a…

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. …