(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…

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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…

5 Not-so-Obvious Tips for Americans Moving to London

Though we share a language, things can feel pretty different when you move from the US to London. Many blogs and articles will offer you thoughtful and very practical tips on moving from America to London, I wanted to share some not-so-obvious tips for American expats moving to London that…

A Year On

This post comes a couple weeks late, but better late than never!  I have really enjoyed looking back at the posts I wrote about adjusting to expat life when we first moved, so for the sake of being able to remember how I felt about spending a full year abroad,…

Six Months in London

Note: I never published this, so publishing now to have this to look back on 🙂 This week will mark six months since we’ve moved to London! We are already a quarter of the way through our time here! Madness. We welcome our first visitor tomorrow and I couldn’t be…

Everything You Need to Know About Cell Phones When Moving from the US to …

Having just returned from the US, my experience navigating what the heck to do about my cell phone when moving to London is top of mind. For future expats, especially those moving from the US to England, I have some tips that made the transition for me much easier. My first…

Friday Few

Expat life can often feel like “two steps forward, one step back.” The thrill of getting more settled, achieving goals and seeing and experiencing new things is sometimes tempered by expat realities. This week has been great, but then I check the mail and see that the NI application process…