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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
Moving Abroad
My Story

Moving: Living In The Space Between

Last week the movers packed up the container and took everything we own to the dock to be shipped out tomorrow – I admit I was a bit misty-eyed as the truck’s doors were locked and secured with homemade artwork and favorite acquired treasures…

June 5, 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
Thanksgiving Hedgerows UK
Living In England Nature + Gardens

Thanksgiving’s Hedgerows

As America celebrates Thanksgiving tomorrow – a day of loved ones, traditional food, and American football – my family and I will celebrate our fourth year in a nation that doesn’t pause for the holiday – We have a new normal with new traditions,…

November 27, 2013
Puppy Raised English
Living In England

Puppy Raised English

 Hiya! (that’s English for ‘hello’) – I’m Millie, a 5 month old spaniel – – I want to tell you a bit about my puppy class in England, which may interest my American doggy friends It is really different from the US! – My…

November 18, 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