This week is the one year anniversary of my getting a job in the USA. It’s been an interesting year. To recap, I am the Deputy Treasurer at my local city hall. This mostly involves taking payments for utilities and taxes, and billing out for other costs incurred by the city. In theory this isn’t … More Working Girl – working in the USA
Something Had to Give, and in this case it was this blog. I’ve had to do some real soul searching as to whether to come back to it: Do I really have something to say given the number of other blogs out there that are so informative and more importantly, committed? Do I even have time? … More The Commitments – finding the time (and will) to blog!
‘m not sure if it is the measure of a successful expatriation that you suddenly find yourself so caught up in your new life that you stop viewing it from the outside and writing about it, or whether I’m lazy … … More Gone Girl – When Life Interferes with Blogging
I couldn’t have found a more appropriate film title than this one, I’m now a year into my new life in the USA and things are still changing. … More A Year and Change – looking back on my first year in the USA.
A Michigan winter is totally unlike anything we experience in England. This is how I survived. … More Frozen – Wintering in the UP
Americans and especially American retail outfits are obsessed with holiday theming and what’s more, the holiday will not even be over before the next theme is on sale and the old theme discounted. … More Holiday Inn – the US Obsession with Holidays
Like many other bloggers/ immigrants, I follow the blogs of several other Brits abroad, or US settlers in the UK as a means of staying in touch and feeling part of a large community of shared experiences. One of my favorites , Kylie of Between England & Iowa, recently honored me with a mention in her … More The Ex-Pat Tag – a break from our usual transmission.
We had a busy week with eldest step-child’s 18th birthday and a new addition to the family . See the themed cake I made and meet the fantastic beast himself. … More Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – how to make your cake and eat it!
Last year I got very excited to find out there is a local dog race run in Marquette and then very sad that I wasn’t going to be in the country in time to see it. So this year when I started seeing advertisements for the UP200 I promptly marked it on my calendar and JT … More Cool Runnings – the UP 200 Dog Sled Race
I’ve been revamping the look of the blog, to make it a bit cleaner and easier to navigate. … More Makeover – How to Spice Up Your Blog