Usual London Pubs
England: London

Delightfully Unusual Pubs in London

London is one of my favorite cities because it cleverly combines beautifully old with incredibly hip. And in the case of these three pubs, aged meets cool with an unexpected twist. Check these out…   The Prospect of Whitby Surprisingly, few London restaurants or…

October 7, 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
Little Free Library
LITERATURE + FILM

Little Free Library

When I first moved back to the US in 2014, I stopped by my local hardware store to have a piece of wood cut. While waiting in line, the man next to me was giddy about his latest project and eager to chat. He was…

June 3, 2016
Egret in Sausalito
California HISTORY

A Day In The Life: A Sausalito Houseboat

Just to mix it up, we rented a houseboat for a weekend in Sausalito, just north of San Francisco and across the Golden Gate Bridge. I’ve been intrigued by the 400+ floating homes in Richardson Bay since I moved here. Not unique to California,…

May 10, 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