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2020: The Lost Year?

December 31, 2020 - As another year comes to an end, I can't help but reflect on the world. So many comments getting thrown around about 'go...
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Old Friend - New Adventure

November 13, 2019 - You know when you meet someone and you instantly know that you are going to be friends? This is not a story of this type...
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Bute Park - Fall 2019

October 06, 2019 - A year ago, we visited Bute Park for the first time. It was fall -- the leaves were changing and falling. My exact word...
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Comfort Food

October 05, 2019 - Every time I have a visitor from the US, I'm asked the same questions.... What can we bring you from home? What food do...
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Old Life - Reminiscing

October 04, 2019 - Before I made the decision to move companies, I worked for my prior organisation for over six years. I ultimately grew u...
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Why yes - I will take Taco Bell!

September 13, 2019 - Sooo.... my office in Southern England has a Taco Bell near. My very lovely husband agreed to drive there, because we we...
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Historic Maquon

March 09, 2019 - When planning our trip back, we knew that Sunday we would be traveling to see Kevin's family, and his mom chose to have...
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Home is Where Your Mom Is

March 08, 2019 - I sincerely cannot even put into words how much food we ate during this trip. Home cooked dinner at my mamacitas, dinner...
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St. Louis = Friends

March 06, 2019 - So much food, so many friends, so little time. We tried to squeeze as much in as possible, but it's just never enough ti...
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Home Sweet Home

March 05, 2019 - Today we kick off our long trek home to see friends, family and coworkers. Three cities in eight days will makes for a p...
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Sunsets on the other side of the World

March 02, 2019 - I'm not sure what it is, but it just seems like the sunsets on the other side of the world are the prettiest. I think it...
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Husband Brag

March 01, 2019 - My husband is an amazing cook. I mean... he's amazing at other things too, but his cooking <3 Homemade spaghetti sauce...
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Umbrella Graveyard

February 28, 2019 - Our apartment is in between downtown Cardiff and Mermaid Quay, and so the walkway in front of our house is very well tra...
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Spring has Sprung

February 22, 2019 - Daffodils are the national flower of Wales, and boy can you tell... even in February! Kevin and I hiked today at the Ca...
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Welsh Cakes

February 20, 2019 - Guys... have I told you about Welsh Cakes yet? Oh.my.god. I can't compare it to anything in the states, because nothing...
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Sunday Roast

February 16, 2019 - A long held tradition in the UK is a Sunday Roast. All your family gathers together on Sunday night to eat a roast that...
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Illness has Struck the Ennis House

February 15, 2019 - I remember the last time I had the flu. It was about four months before Kevin and I were married. About five years ago e...
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Snow in Cardiff

January 31, 2019 - It doesn't snow often in Cardiff. It's much like the southern states in the US... nobody really prepares for the snow an...
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Ronald Dahl in Cardiff

January 19, 2019 - Did you know that Ronald Dahl is from Cardiff? We have a Dahl Pass (area under a bridge) in Cardiff Bay and along the Pa...
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All Things 2018

December 31, 2018 - As I sit and reflect, this year truly was a series of defining moments. I lost a grandparent and a best friend to cancer...
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American Pancakes in Britain

December 29, 2018 - Okay... so let's have some real talk. If I could only name one thing I miss from the States, it would be sweet breakfast...
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Beautiful Sunrise

December 28, 2018 - You know when you have those mornings that you just don't want to get out of bed. It's still dark out, and it looks cold...
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Welsh Hamper

December 26, 2018 - A hamper is the equivalent of our gift basket. I'm continually amused by the words used differently in two countries tha...
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Christmas Eve Surprise

December 24, 2018 - Sine the trains shut down on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, I knew that we would be trapped in the house, so when we retu...
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Christmas Party - London Office

December 20, 2018 - Christmas Party Number 3. Three weekends in a row of partying. We traveled to London on Thursday to attend the Thursday...
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Christmas Party - Southern England Office

December 15, 2018 - Christmas party number 2... only a week ago it seems as if I was at a different Christmas party. Oh I was! This week is...
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Christmas Party - Cardiff Office

December 07, 2018 - Responsibility for three offices = three Christmas parties. For those that know me (and Kevin, for that matter), you kn...
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Thanksgiving in the UK

November 22, 2018 - It's strange living in a world that carries on as if nothing is happening on the other side, but Thanksgiving goes on in...
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Christmas Market in Cardiff

November 16, 2018 - Many European cities celebrate Christmas extravagantly with miniature/copycat German Christmas Markets, and Cardiff is n...
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Weird Food: Refrigerator Section...

November 10, 2018 - This week is brought to you by random things found in the refrigerator section... Yes that one is chocolate flavored...
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Weird Food: Dessert Edition

November 05, 2018 - This week is brought to you by various weird desserts... The pie? It's mincemeat. And yes, mincemeat actually has mea...
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Bonfire Night!

November 04, 2018 - Things you don't have the opportunity to appreciate when you just visit a country for vacation... Watching the fireworks...
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Yep... More food!

October 31, 2018 - And the grocery store adventures continue. I'm sure someday we will run out of weird things at the store, but today is n...
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Grocery Store Adventures continue

October 26, 2018 - You may not know this, but the household fridge and freezer all over Europe is much smaller than in the US. The food als...
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This Week at the Grocery Store

October 22, 2018 - Grocery shopping in another country is always an experience. Usually we would only shop for a day or two when we are tra...
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Our Bags Arrived!

October 13, 2018 - Friday at midnight we receive the call that our bags are being delivered. We left the states Monday and Friday at midnig...
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Day 3: No Bags

October 11, 2018 - So we are now ending Day 3 with no bags. Kevin has been calling British Airways daily to get updates, and for some reaso...
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Remember all those bags...

October 09, 2018 - Me too. Wanna know where they are? Me too. The British Airways baggage lady thinks they are probably still in Philadel...
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And we are off!

October 08, 2018 - There is no going back now! Work Visa ✓ House sold ✓ Cars sold ✓ 10 bags of luggage packed ✓ New adventure ✓✓ In...
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My life in bags...

October 07, 2018 - How exactly does one pack their life into airline luggage? Well it's an interesting process. On one hand, you understand...
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Day 1 - Six Offers!

October 05, 2018 - So I know in my last post, I made a cheeky comment about the realtor and my penguin. I stand by those comments! But I ju...
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A Day in the Life of a Future Ex-Pat

September 03, 2018 - So I signed an ex-patatriat contract with a company based in another state. I feel like I knew what I was doing when I d...
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Faith, Friends and Life Decisions

July 13, 2018 - Do you ever sometimes feel like there is a divine intervention happening in your life? I have never pretended to be part...
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So we might be moving?!

July 01, 2018 - Neither Kevin nor I have spent more than a couple hours combined in Indianapolis, and so we spent the weekend here to ex...
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