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

Day 28: What Makes an English Pub?

I've been resident on the East Coast of North America for almost four years, and there are still things I miss about England. The English pub is most certainly one of them. An English pub is not to be mistaken for a bar. There are significant differences between pubs and bars. In America, so far… Continue reading Day 28: What Makes an English Pub?

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

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!

Psychology & Musings, Psychology & Wellbeing

The Importance of Gratitude

My husband sent me an article today; "The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People". He often sends articles my way usually things of a psychological nature that he spots when reading the news and because of my love of all things related to the human psyche. I always read, and usually ruminate on, them for… Continue reading The Importance of Gratitude

Expat Life

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’

Expat Life

Flat-Pack Frenzy

My husband's favourite phrase is 'just get it done'. This phrase, in part, is his way of motivating me to get off my bum and do something, but it's also his insane need to have a to do list that contains zero items. If he has a to-do list, he must cross everything off before he… Continue reading Flat-Pack Frenzy

Expat Life

It’s move day! 

So it's finally here! We have the keys to our new apartment and all of our stuff that's been in storage for two months has come to join us in our new home! Look at the beautiful park we have at the front! Unfortunately, I can hear a bit of building noise from the apartments… Continue reading It’s move day! 

Expat Life, Psychology & Wellbeing

It’s Real

Today it hit me. I live in the U.S of A. Not England. The place where a good cup of tea is on tap; where shop assistants don't gush friendly chit chat at you when you walk through the shop door, where I can get a pint of London Pride on almost every corner. And,… Continue reading It’s Real