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Christmas Tree Farm in Petaluma California
California MY STORY

Uniquely Californian

  Every state has something unique to offer, and California is no exception. We have lived here for 2 1/2 years, and here are a few notables that made the list: * Cut down your holiday tree at a local Christmas Tree Farm * Twirl…

December 12, 2016
Weekend Munich München Bavaria Germany Deutschland
Germany MY STORY

A Weekend In Munich

Oktoberfest is in full swing in Munich right now, but there’s plenty to do in the city anytime, especially on a warm day. We’ve placed Munich on the short “I could live here” list due to its beautiful architecture, green spaces, cleanliness, and convenient…

September 25, 2016
Best Blog Platform
MY STORY

Selecting The Best Blog Platform

Hello, my dear readers! How I missed you so! In a moment I’ll discuss my experience with blog platforms Blogger, Squarespace, and WordPress, but first, here’s a little catch-up from the last few months…     We have entered our third year of living…

August 24, 2016
American and British University Admissions
LIVING IN ENGLAND MY STORY

American vs British Universities

  As my oldest kiddo nears the university selection process, college admissions are on my mind. My dear English friend {Linda} and I had a fascinating conversation about the differences between our university systems. Here are a few of our general observations… The School Years…

April 22, 2016
Writing at Kitchen Table
MY STORY

What It Feels Like To Write A Book

So I confess I’ve been up to something every day since July 1, 2015. I’m writing a book. That sounds completely quixotic, which is why I’ve kept it a secret for so long. I feel like I’m admitting to chasing unicorns. More than a…

April 9, 2016
Tulips in Holland
MY STORY

Where Did The Happy Camper Studio Blog Go?

Hello, my dear readers! Well, much has been going on behind the scenes here. Because my UK blog, Happy Homemaker UK, still receives a thousand hits weekly, I decided to fold my UK blog into my US blog and have them live happily together under…

March 31, 2016
The Photo App Review by The Happy Camper Studio
MY STORY

Photo App Review

Happy Summer to my northern hemisphere readers! We have been traveling a lot lately and I have been savoring the moments with friends & family on a much slower timeline As I’ve been posting photos from our recent trips on Instagram, I have been enjoying this (new to me)…

July 27, 2015
The Story Behind California's Bear Flag
MY STORY

What It Feels Like To Live In California

We are about to sneak up on our first anniversary of moving back to the United States and living in California for the first time. For parents reading, you know those mile markers such as ‘the fog’ lifting when your newborn is about three months old.…

June 16, 2015
Stunning costal view from Ridgeway Boulevard in Marin Country
LIVING IN ENGLAND MY STORY

Reflections On England & America

Our family lived outside London for the last four years and I miss a lot of things… friends, bucolic England, exciting London, and learning learning learning all the time Having relocated to Northern California last summer, I now have a firmer grasp of both cultures Here’s a…

March 11, 2015
Repatriating and Moving Home To The US
MY STORY

In Flight: Returning Home

Today our family’s flight path takes a new turn as we settle back in the US – – The literal flight path will take us over Greenland’s icy waters and then deliver us to our summery new hometown which I imagine will feel foreign…

June 26, 2014