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.
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!
Most people who know me well, know that I am a huge fan of American Football and that my team is the New England Patriots. Before anyone groans, or accuses me of jumping on a bandwagon, I’d like to point out that I’ve been a Pats fan since the days before it was something to … More Any Given Sunday – Super Bowl
So our big news is, we bought a house, it has all the things we have both dreamed of – porch, wood burning stove, maple floors, pocket doors, a claw tub bath and a room for each of the children to have their own space when they are with us. Throw in a big yard … More The Little House in the UP
Having originally hoped to be in America for Thanksgiving, before my Father’s health and certain financial issues intervened and we decided to delay our application, I was determined to have a family Thanksgiving with JT and the children. Also it seemed quite authentic to mark the occasion as a European, by turning up to a … More A Family Thanksgiving
Always a big deal for me, I missed this year because of a migraine, luckily a friend came over the following wednesday so that we could carve our pumpkins any way, so I thought I would show case my pumpkins, past and present. 2008 i was in America until just before Halloween and the pumpkins … More Halloween
One of my favourite times of year, in addition to the obvious festivals like Halloween and Christmas, is the private annual celebration of the first day I can have my coffee outside in the sun. Today is that day. Armed with my coffee, a copy of the Kripalu Cookbook of Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes and the … More Hope Springs
We didn’t really go for much of a theme, beyond the one suggested by the combining of our two lives, so like many a long distance couple, before and afterwards, we chose to symbolise this with the flags of our two countries, which then more or less gave us a colour theme of red white and blue. … More I Married A Witch … The Trumbleys, est. 2014