Hiking up Crimpiau near Capel Curig

Over the bank holiday weekend, we had gorgeous sunny weather and energy for a more significant walk than just around town. We decided to take an afternoon and hike up Crimpiau, near Capel Curig in Snowdonia. It’s only a 3.5-mile hike, so nothing too long, with a 275-meter ascent. I wouldn’t recommend this hike if … Continue reading Hiking up Crimpiau near Capel Curig

Life in the UK

We are nearing a big milestone in our life in the UK: As of this Saturday, we will have lived here for 5 years! The 5-year mark means that we can now apply for indefinite leave to remain, i.e. settlement or permanent residence. (The ability to settle in the UK depends on a number of factors, … Continue reading Life in the UK

Hotel Room Design

I went to plug in my laptop charger in the outlet at the desk in my hotel room and discovered this frustrating design decision: My instinct in situations like this is to flip the charger upside down — sadly, this trick doesn’t work for UK outlets the way it does for US outlets. Thankfully the … Continue reading Hotel Room Design