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Day 7: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

The pine candle is lit; the fairy lights are sparkling; the snow globe is snowing; It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! After feeling the Thanksgiving cheer of delicious food, Santa themed films and being curled up in our cosy home while temperatures plummeted, we decided it was the perfect time to dust off… Continue reading Day 7: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

30 Day Writing & Image Challenge, Expat Life, Food & Drink

Day 4: Turkey Day

What else could today's post be about but Thanksgiving; our new adopted holiday. This is our fourth year celebrating. The first two years we weren't quite sure what to do with ourselves; everything was closed, we had no family here to celebrate with, all of our UK family and friends were at work and apart… Continue reading Day 4: Turkey Day

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Day 3: “She likes to cook a bit”

Parenting is work One thing I didn't bargain for on becoming a mother is that parenting is relentless. Rewarding, but relentless all the same; babies can do little for themselves. They can't use the toilet, they can't put clothes on (they can, incidentally, take clothes off, but this is usually less than useful) and they struggle… Continue reading Day 3: “She likes to cook a bit”

Expat Life, Psychology & Musings, Psychology & Wellbeing, Travel & Outings

Feeling Lucky – Birthday Pondering

How different my birthdays are now to what they once were. When I was in my teens and twenties I would anticipate them for months on end. I'd plan elaborate nights out, look forward to fancy gifts and expect lots of fuss. Now the things that please me most are the people I love, the… Continue reading Feeling Lucky – Birthday Pondering

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A Rare Night Off

A couple of weeks ago my friend and I went for a birthday dinner at The Schoolhouse in Cannondale. The Schoolhouse is a small, but perfectly formed treasure in the heart of the historic Cannondale village. I wrote a piece on Cannondale a few weeks back and in 2017 The Wilton Bulletin featured an article… Continue reading A Rare Night Off

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Yours Sincerely, Mrs ‘Living the American Dream.’

It's the eve of our first 'moving to America' anniversary. This time one year ago, we were saying our fond farewells to our nearest and dearest and preparing to embark on a new adventure, and what an adventure it's been.... I've grown, learned, changed, adapted, become more British than I believed was possible, yet, at… Continue reading Yours Sincerely, Mrs ‘Living the American Dream.’

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The eve of our first visit back ‘home’

We've been here just shy of three months. Tomorrow we make our first trip back home, and I have mixed feelings about the trip. First off, any family or friends reading this, it's not you guys! I can't wait to see close family and friends, particularly those I used to see very regularly. There's been… Continue reading The eve of our first visit back ‘home’

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Sustenance – The Cheat’s Way 

Since arriving in the States, there one culinary delight that I've missed more than any other; more than a good cup of tea (although that's come close), more than a breakfast cereal that isn't coated in a 2 inch thick layer of sugar (although again I've considered bringing a suitcase of Alpen back with me),… Continue reading Sustenance – The Cheat’s Way