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…

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…

The Lasting Effects of Quarantine

Throughout this whole ordeal I’ve been fairly vocal about mental health and quarantine. I believe that while this whole thing may be better for the physical health of us, it’s been detrimental to so many people’s mental health. Even people who don’t struggle with mental health issues are bound to be feeling the effects of…

Late Night Thoughts on Anxiety

I couldn’t sleep last night. I stared into the darkness of the room. My eyes burning after crying for what felt like hours but was likely just thirty minutes. My mind was buzzing. I couldn’t turn it off no matter how hard I tried and though my eyelids were heavy with sleep, I couldn’t even…

Just Keep Dancing

My Zumba teacher, with his trademark ginger beard and backwards black ball cap, grins and says “good job, keep it up!” His bright yellow shirt reads “Zumba saved me” and I couldn’t think of a more appropriate shirt for class these days. You see. We’re not sweating it out in a gym or rec hall,…

Social Distancing: Traveling Through Movies

Hello socially distant friends! Here we are, the beginning of week three. Yesterday was a tough day for me but I’ve feeling more positive today. I am keeping myself busy with blogs, graphic design commissions, workouts and crafts. But of course, the backbone of this self-isolation period is television. Whether you watch cable, netflix, hulu,…