#expatproblems: Cold Brew Coffee Recipe

It has long been my hope to start adding some recipe and lifestyle posts to my blog, so here we go! This recipe has been helpful in maintaining my American coffee tastes. Last April, we had a glorious weekend, similar to the heatwave that struck a couple weeks ago. One…

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Life in London: March 2018

As promised, I’m kicking off a new series that I’ll (hopefully) post each month: a sort of month-in-review of expat life here in London. It’s not unusual that I’ll pass some sort of London-y scene that makes me stop and smile, and because of that there are so many neat…

A Year and a Half of Expat Life

Last week marked a full year and six months of London life for us. Wow! The time has absolutely flown by, and so much has happened. We are a huge part of the way through Andrew’s two year assignment – close enough that we have started thinking a lot about our…

London in the Snow

With so much going on in London, no two weeks are ever the same. This week in London was truly unique. The “Beast from the East” swirled through, dumping a fair bit of snow on the capital over the past three days. It has been crazy, but I am so…

Tips for Surviving London’s Hard Water with Curly Hair

If you look back to some of my earlier posts, you’ll see that I struggled A LOT with my hair (and skin, let’s be real) after moving to London. The water here is extremely hard, which means there are lots of minerals in the water. This, unfortunately, has a drying…

(New) Home for the Holidays

By the time we boarded the plane back to London last Christmas, we were pretty clear that we would be staying in London for Christmas this year. We were grateful to make the trip back home to Boston then, but, overall, the trip felt rushed and crazy. With Christmas in…

Halloween in London

Happy Halloween! Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. Growing up, it was so fun to pick a costume idea and run around the neighbourhood with the special witch trick-or-treating bag my mom made for me, checking out the spooky decorations and everyone’s costumes. While it may be beginning to…