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Stunning costal view from Ridgeway Boulevard in Marin Country
California 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
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Living In England

Landed: Repatriating To The US

Such a long absence, I know I’ve needed time to sift the events, the thoughts, the feelings in my mind While in the UK, I had no idea what my reflections would reveal from this side of the move… London Heathrow Airport Our move…

September 22, 2014
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
Life as an expat: so many doors
Living In England My Story

Behind The Door

– Since we moved here, I have felt that life is filled with mystery doors Not until the time is right do you get to see what’s on the other side of the door – – For a few months now, we have been…

May 1, 2014
Mailboxes a symbol of America
My Story

You Know You’re In America When…

– …you see – mailboxes with little flags American robins yellow school buses light switch on the lamp, not the cord washer & dryer that can do a week’s worth of clothes in two loads free drink refills a proper glass of iced tea…

April 28, 2014
Autumn Arrives In Surrey
Nature + Gardens

Autumn Arrives In Surrey

With autumn comes the familiar rain, darkness, and chill –  Fog in the fields – – Warming soups Fires in the fireplace Chunky sweaters Bulky blankets Apples dropping Pumpkins to be picked Blackberry brambles picked over – – A rain shower of acorns started by…

October 25, 2013
About Town
Living In England

About Town

Just a few images of everyday life in England to remind myself this is not ‘everyday’ in the States – Fishmonger and egg seller from the back of van – I’m not sure why this prompted a warning sign… – – A great volunteer…

October 15, 2013
An American Perspective
Living In England

Observations Of England Through An American Lens

I have an ever-growing list of differences between our two countries Perhaps you will find these interesting… Custom Art by Off The Map Art When an American refers to Washington, they are typically referring to the state on the West Coat In England, ‘Washington’…

October 8, 2013
Raising Second Generation Expats
Living In England

Raising Second Generation Expats

Ever wonder what it would be like to live abroad with your family?  – In my last post  I interviewed four American expat moms who described what it was really like  to live in a foreign country when they were kids – – the good…

April 6, 2013