What is Home?

The day before we left for England, we went back to our house one last time to drop off the remainder of our stuff for storage. On the way, Nolan said, “we’re going to Reid’s house, he’s taking care of it while we’re gone.” (Reid,…

Football is Coming Home

Could there be a better time to be living in London? For the first time since 1990, England made the semifinals of the World Cup, and I got to witness it first hand! For their match against Columbia, I searched online for the best sports…

No.18 Jansons Road

When we first arrived in London, I found myself super anxious.  It finally hit me that we are doing this!  I took a deep breath and referred back to my check-in list and quickly went to work. Step 1: Assess the living space at No.18…

A Lesson in UK English

I always knew English (United States) vs English (United Kingdom) was different, but now that I’ve been here a few weeks, I’ve now really experienced the difference.  It’s really interesting, here are a couple of fun examples: Lift = Elevator Pushchair = Stroller Suncream =…

Let’s Get Real

I’ve gotten a ton of comments, posts, and messages about how adventurous and exciting our trip looks. Friends and family from back home are so inspired by what we are doing, which I love hearing, but I also want to be real about our trip…

Which Way Do I Go?

There’s nothing like being in a new place trying to orient yourself to unfamiliar surroundings. Something I found immediately interesting about London was the street signs, or lack thereof. Google Maps does a fine job with directions, but when it tells you to “turn right…