Convoluted Paperwork

I’ve been living in the UK for nearly three years now (can you believe it?!) which means it’s that time again: Visa renewal time. We sent in our paperwork to renew our visas, and when I got back from my last work trip, we mailed in our passports to go along with our application. It … Continue reading Convoluted Paperwork

You Have to Look

I read this just before the US election. It seems fitting for the current political climate, and I worry that if I say anything more it won’t come out right, so for now I’ll just share it without additional commentary: “You have to look!” Johnnie Walker commanded. “That’s another one of our rules. Closing your … Continue reading You Have to Look

5 Years

I have been using WordPress.com for over eight years, but five years ago I created a new account to mark a big change and start a new blog: this one. Five years ago we started planning our move abroad in earnest. Five years ago we decided to say goodbye to the US and get ready … Continue reading 5 Years

Mexican Feasts

I am a bit of a lazy cook. Sure, I can spend all day making puff pastry to bake with, but ask me to make dinner and I’ll look for the easy way out. I prefer one-pot meals where you throw everything into the pot and walk away. However, I also enjoy experimenting with new recipes, and … Continue reading Mexican Feasts

Climbing & Baking

My husband and I decided to go to the university sports centre this week for some rock climbing. It was his first time, and we didn’t want to wait for the next intro class, so we had a private class with one of their climbing instructors. I appreciated the review — I’ve only climbed once … Continue reading Climbing & Baking