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…

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…

South England Road Trip Part 2: Wandering through Bath

After a long day visiting the sites of prehistoric Britian, it was time to get a little more modern…working our way from the Romans to the modern day Baths in one of the UK’s most beautiful cities. After a leisurely breakfast, we started our day with the Mayor of Bath’s Guide tour.  It’s free, and…

A Weekend in Chester

If you’re looking for an extremely photogenic city with lots of shopping and restaurants, Chester certainly fits the bill.  It’s on the border with Wales, and has houses dating back to the middle ages (as well as Victorian replicas that are designed to look old!).  We were in town for a wedding, but spent an…