Moving abroad as an expat is an exciting and adventurous thing to do. It will be stressful and tiring but it is most definitely worth taking the chance to do. For us as a family having an adventure abroad has taught us so much about ourselves and about other people from different cultures too. 20 months into our stay in the USA and we are still learning new things everyday. We are so pleased to have been able to give our children this experience of living away from our home country. I often … [Read more...] about What is it like to be an expat in the USA?
Archives for September 2017
Being a relative newcomer to the United States I decided that I needed to look for some advice on how to decorate for fall. Beautiful comfortable temperatures, sunny days, the amazing palette of fall foliage and the start of football season means that for most people here this is their very favourite time of the year and they want to celebrate it! With such good reasons behind this I feel like I should embrace all the fun! The season of fall is so important to everyone and my … [Read more...] about Expert advice for Fall Decorating
Sitting on the edge of the sparkling blue green waters of Table Rock Lake and nestled between the hills of the Ozark Mountains is a destination so special that once you have visited you will be looking for any excuse to go back! Today I'm guest posting over at The View from Here for Clarissa who is just weeks away from her wedding! Good luck Clarissa! Pop over to her fantastic blog to read my travel guide to a break at Big Cedar Lodge in Southwest Missouri. Happy … [Read more...] about Luxury Resort in the Ozark Mountains, Missouri
I am and always have been an animal lover. I've had cats who were all super special in many different ways. Their little feline personalities all unique and equally adorable. I had a horse too who helped my childhood dream come true when I was a grown up with children of my own! Yet I had never had a dog. I didn't think I was a dog person and to be honest big dogs scared me a little and I never really got to know any smaller dogs so I was pretty ambivalent towards canines. However, my husband … [Read more...] about I am a dog lover – eventually!
Before moving to live in the United States I didn't use to give much consideration to the time of year called Autumn. English Autumn to me signals the end of the warmer weather and the start of cooler, shorter days ahead. The damp autumn air and thick heavy dew on the grass in the mornings. The days are getting shorter already and this is the downhill to chilly temperatures and spending much more time in the dark! In Yorkshire the sun will set as early as 3.45pm and rise as late as 8.25am in the … [Read more...] about Fall – so much more than a season!
I am a bit of a foodie. I cannot hide my passion for great food and wine that has been made with quality ingredients. The provenance of great food makes me happy. To be able to know the story behind where the ingredients I use come from contribute to me being a happy home cook! Whilst contemplating why I am writing this blog I wrote a list of what makes me happy. Good food and amazing flavours were amongst the top ideas of my list of what makes me smile. Being from the UK means that we have … [Read more...] about Top gourmet food finds in a surprising location!