Nottingham in a weekend

England travels

This weekend we made a whirlwind road trip up to Nottingham (making it my second visit, Jon’s first, as he is firmly ensconced in life in the South, with no desire to leave its warm embrace, even for a moment). The reason for the trip? Surprising one of our favorite people on the eve of …

Continue Reading

Newstead Abbey

expat life travels

One of my favorite parts of  now living in a country with hundreds and hundreds of years of recorded history is that there are a million and one places to visit and explore and pretend I’m an old timey lady-in-waiting that knows all of the juicy secrets (because even in my daydreams I’m usually not …

Continue Reading

Getting reacquainted

expat life travels

Guys! Hey! What’s up? You good out there? Cool. Great. Wonderful.   So this week has been big. Lots of changes around here. Starting the new job-I only taught in the afternoon all week and starting tomorrow I teach in the morning as well, which will carry through next week. Unfortunately, I’ve also already been …

Continue Reading

Home sweet home

England expat life travels

Coming back from Nottingham yesterday was the first time I had the feeling of being excited to go “home”  and having home mean Brighton. It was and is strange and indicative of the fact that maybe-maaaybe-I’m getting used to this place, and may even like it a tad. Home. Or maybe just a different version …

Continue Reading