Thoughts on Repatriation

The last few months have been a blur- I’ve visited new countries, attended the World Cup and started making preparations for the move back to the USA.  We’ve known for a year that we’d be moving home this autumn, but as the days get shorter and the summer finally seems over (it’s almost cold enough…

New England Food You Need to Try

Aside from seeing friends and family, the best part of visiting America is the food. When we visited for the holidays in December/January, it was be a frenzy to visit all our favourite restaurants during the two weeks. Because I’m slightly homesick and had been a full year since we’d been back, here’s an ode…

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…

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…

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…