Seven Things I Didn’t Experience Until I Moved to England

The weeks are flying past (or crawling… depending on the day) and we are rapidly approaching the third anniversary of our expat status. As I reflect on this I’ve started thinking about all the new experiences I’ve had while living in England. Of course there are plenty of exciting things to share like traveling, driving…

My Top Five European Churches

One of my favorite things about traveling to different countries is viewing their culture through architecture. And there is nothing quite like the architecture built by religious organizations, especially centuries ago when the church was an even more influential and integral part of society. Often churches were the tallest and most intricate buildings in the…

How Yogic Teachings Have Helped Me Through Lockdown

As our third month in lockdown draws to a close, I am astounded at how mentally “all-right” I am. I’m still not perfect, obviously, and it’s a constant battle with anxiety to get through each week. But, the sun is starting to shine a little brighter and we are slowly headed towards freedom. Through this…

Krakow: A photo Blog

During the first lockdown I thought it would be good to share photos I don’t normally post when I write blogs about the cities I visit, so I shared some favorites from Rome. As this third lockdown drags on (longer than the first if you can believe it), I have struggled with writing blogs. It’s…

The Lockdown Quilt – Part 1

I’m sure you’ve come here a little confused. This is, after all, a travel/expat life blog not a quilting blog. BUT, alas, this IS expat life right now. We’re still in the midst of lockdown 3.0 here in England with no idea when it will ease. So for now, I spend my days doing virtual…

Living with Anxiety in Quarantine

Hello from Lockdown 3.0. It does seem that we were just having lockdown 2.0 doesn’t it? Time sure does fly. (insert eye rolling face here). But alas, there’s nothing we can do when it’s mandated by the government that we stay home. But I do think that it’s my duty to share a little bit…

A message of hope for 2021

Dum spiro, spero. While I breath, I hope. These words caught my attention back in the early 2000s when I was taking Latin in college (I know I was definitely one of the cool kids). With three simple little words, such an immense feeling is brought forth. While there is breath in my body and…

Happy Lockdown Thanksgiving!

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving from Lockdown 2.0! I apologize for being MIA lately, but there’s not a lot of travel stories to tell when the furthest you go is the grocery story. I do have one story up my sleeve from when we headed to the Postal Museum on Halloween (aka the day they announced…

Blogette #9: Snowdonia Alpacas

The rain came down softly but persistently as I stepped out of the car in my orange Hunter Wellies. It had been raining all morning but that wasn’t going to stop us on this adventure. We had arrived at a small farm in Wales to walk Alpacas! Gayle, the owner of Snowdonia Alpacas met us…