Blogette #11: A Return to the Theater

It had been 476 days since I last set foot in a West End Theater. And now I know a lot of you are thinking, “and?I’ve been to the theaters once ever in my life.” Or maybe some of you are thinking good, I hate the theater. And honestly, to each his own. but I…

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…

Stepping into the Stone Age at Kents Caverns

The island on which we live is steeped in history. From ruins of Roman towns to Medieval Castles, you can find history wherever you turn in the United Kingdom. But history of man on the island far exceeds medieval kings and queens and even ancient Rome and we experienced this history first hand a couple…

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,…

Social Distancing and Anxiety

It’s been a long time since I accepted my brain and all it’s quirks. After years of therapy, my therapist helped me realize that I need to challenge my brain’s anxious thoughts and tell them they are wrong. She used to say to me, “FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real” and that’s something I have…

Blogette #5: A night at the symphony and an ode to my father.

Saturday night Tim and I had the opportunity to attend our very first symphony. Now, I know it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love classical music for so many reasons. It’s great to listen to while I write, it’s calming, it’s beautiful to dance ballet to and most of all, it fills me…

‘A Day in the Life’ of the Beatles

I have always felt like I have old soul and this is often reflected in my musical choices. Since I was a young girl, I’ve absolutely loved the Beatles’ music. Being raised by a music teacher, I was listening to the Beatles, Huey Lewis, Tower of Power, and the likes while others were still listening…

10 things about British houses that seem quirky to Americans

Expat life comes with a lot of big changes, but none are as noticeable on a day-to-day basis as those oddly different aspects in your new house. As we approach out first year here I thought it would be fun to compile a list of things that we as Americans think are quirky home features…

Treasure Hunting at the Peterborough Festival of Antiques

“Something can be old, but it can be timeless.” Cee Lo Green Since I was a young girl, I’ve loved history and antiques. In fact, when I was just 18 I wrote “fill my house with antiques” on my bucket list. Early on in our marriage, I learned that Tim loved antiques and the thrill…