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What is it like to live in England

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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
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
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
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
Millie: Raising An English Puppy
Living In England

Raising An English Puppy

As our summer wraps up, we have punctuated it with a new puppy! – Meet Millie, our eight week old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – She is sweetness wrapped up in a ball of fur – – Besides having a bark with an adorable…

August 23, 2013
Reflecting on an expat upbringing
Family Activities Living In England

Reflecting On An Expat Upbringing

Due to an overwhelming response on my post ’Where Are You From?’, I decided to write a follow-up from a different angle – Handmade by Jane Foster – Wondering how my children may reflect upon living abroad, I posed questions to four American expat…

April 3, 2013