Highlights from the last week of 2016: Visiting my husband’s cousin and taking an hour-long walk around her neighborhood on a chilly, sunny morning Eating the rest of my Christmas cinnamon rolls Dancing about 15 hours of tango to inspiring music, with lovely leaders, on a well-behaved dance floor Eating really excellent fish tacos! Walking … Continue reading Goodbye, 2016!
Merry Christmas! Because we had to renew our visas this winter, we couldn’t plan any travel outside the UK for the holidays. (But our new biometric residence permits arrived a few days ago — a wonderful Christmas gift!) No travel to the US meant planning a Christmas season of our own here in Wales. My husband … Continue reading An Expat Christmas
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
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
I took a really quick trip to the US Embassy in London today. I found out earlier this year that Global Entry is now doing interviews at the embassy. Despite traveling to the US at least a few times a year, I hadn’t applied for it before. I didn’t want to deal with the hassle … Continue reading A Trip to the US … Embassy
On a beautiful summer afternoon, we walked along the river Conwy up to Llanrwst Bridge. A short walk, but pleasant and ending with a nice view of the bridge: Continue reading Llanrwst Bridge
Do you remember the walk to Capelulo where I mentioned seeing a sign for a druid circle? Well, a couple weeks later I returned with my parents to look for it. The beginning of the walk was tough. We took a bus to Penmaenmawr and promptly walked straight up to the Jubilee Walk: Instead of going around the walk, … Continue reading A Druid Circle Walk