I used the first week of holiday to apply for jobs, interview with a couple of agencies, run errands, catch up on my writing, and do some wandering in the city. I walked through Soho, up and down Oxford and Regent Streets, around Westminster and near Buckingham Palace, and just enjoyed the non-rainy days we … Continue reading Summer Holidays Begin!
I have to apologize at the start - I wrote this post in bits and pieces, hopping around like a rabbit as I remembered details and sought to find a place in the post where they best fit. The result is that this post, like my experience of the property, moves through time without much … Continue reading Rainham Hall, East London
Woah! I just skipped June! I know, I know! Sometimes as a blogger, I struggle to balance the public and the personal, and lots of June was about family stuff that was a bit more personal. And about my health and a bit of a crisis back home that I have hashed out quite enough! The … Continue reading July: What? I’m still teaching?!
Something very unusual has happened! My blogging has caught up with my life- well, my writing has. So, in the interest of helping the blog get on schedule, I'm posting twice this week! After Greece, our spring was a bit quiet. Aside from a day in Brighton, we stayed pretty close to home. I still … Continue reading Into May: Brighton, Clothworker’s Centre & Sutton House
Day 6 We thought another trip to the beach was in order as we neared the end of our trip. We decided to stick with Neo Chora as it was so beautiful there. We felt the heat a bit more today, so we started off our beach visit with a snack at the beach hut. … Continue reading Eat, Drink, & Rescue: days 6 and 7 in Crete
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein Sunday July 23rd marked exactly 1 year since I arrived in London, very tired, arriving ‘home’ to a place I’d never been, happy to see T after 2 1/2 months apart, already a bit homesick and a bit … Continue reading Happy Londonversary to Me, & my top 8 tips for moving abroad
There are SO many Greek islands! How is one to choose? Athens, Santorini, Corfu, Mykonos... it's not like you can go wrong! For T and I, we had literally planned on a whim. We were online, looking for cheap flights (always a good place to start when you live in London) and the word 'beach' … Continue reading Elafonisi: Day 5
Efharisto is the Greek word for thank you, and we said it A LOT on this trip, because people were so nice! Each day, we continued to bond with the amazing hotel staff. There were lots of amazing people, but Roula, Elena, Christo, and Nikos were admittedly our favourites. While we're on the subject, I … Continue reading Efharisto, Greece. Days 3 & 4
Yassas is Greek for hello, and one of the first Greek words we learned upon arrival in Crete. A proper hello seems appropriate after a few weeks of neglecting the blog! After getting so close to catching up, we spent the last few weeks consumed with the process of trying to find a new flat. We … Continue reading Yassas Greece! Days 1 & 2
On Friday afternoon, T and I arrived in Royston where we were met by my cousin Clare. Once again, we were made to feel completely at home (and a bit like celebrities as our bedroom even had our names on a marquee!). For the benefit of my British readers who define a marquee as a … Continue reading April: Lincoln & London