Tag Archives: Expat

July 2012

July was our last full month in England.  We spent the month continuing to explore as much as possible and also marking some momentous milestones, all while battling the unpredictable UK weather. The big event of July was celebrating Tommy’s 6th birthday! … Continue reading

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April Showers

After our return from Paris, the weather here in our corner of the world took a dramatic turn for the worse.  In the UK, April 2012 ended up being the wettest month in 100 years and the coldest since 1989. … Continue reading

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Does the London Eye Go Upside Down?

March found us feeling increasingly settled into our lives here in Dorking.  I did a good bit of volunteer work with the parent-teacher organization at the boys’ school which was fun and rewarding.  Joey ran in two cross-country races with … Continue reading

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What? No castles this month!

February started off with some snow.  This pleased the boys greatly and they really enjoyed being able to play in it.  It also was amusing to see how a little bit of snow can really slow things down over here. … Continue reading

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First Day of School Redux

In the spirit of fully embracing our England experience, we enrolled the boys in the public school near our home here in Dorking.  Joe and Tom are students at St. John’s Church of England Primary School.  Every weekday, the boys … Continue reading

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Train to France

It’s not every day that you can say you took the train across the English Channel, but over the last weekend of January, our family did just that.  We got an early morning start and drove from Dorking to Folkestone … Continue reading

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Castles and Much, Much, More!

Here is a recap of our January journeys during our time abroad.  Amazingly, I think we managed to keep up our breakneck sightseeing pace of December! We started the New Year with a day trip to county Winchester where we … Continue reading

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Mill Bread

On New Year’s Day we journeyed west and found ourselves in the town of Winchester for the afternoon.  We wandered about the town, bought some much enjoyed sweets at a candy shop, and visited the Winchester City Mill.  This is … Continue reading

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December 2011 – “Can We Go to a Castle?”

We are doing our best to take in as many of the local sights and absorb as much history and culture as we can while we are here in England.  During December I think we did pretty well.  It seems … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas 2011

When we packed for England we had to take only the essentials, and sadly all of our Christmas decorations didn’t make the cut.  To decorate our tree, the boys and I made salt dough ornaments.  I’d been thinking about making … Continue reading

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