Category Archives: Life in London

Two Americans living abroad, a chronicle about life in London.

Hawaii: 40 Years and Counting

While in Scotland with G’s parents last spring, we posed a question. ‘How would you like to spend your 40th wedding anniversary?’ As a textbook example of how a long love and marriage should be, they’re never ones to celebrate … Continue reading

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Tractors, cows, dogs, cats and grandparents!

Apparently, these are the things which make Walker’s world go ’round. In late October, W and I (K) ventured back to the States to visit in honour of my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. W turned 18 months while during our … Continue reading

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Finally British!

YAY! After 6 long years of paperwork, fees and uncertainty, it’s official. They can’t kick us out anymore! In mid-October (after a couple months waiting), we finally received confirmation that our application for UK citizenship had been accepted. Of course, … Continue reading

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The Olympics are Golden

The Olympics have been spectacular. From the Opening Ceremony, to the exhilarating competition, the amazing photo and video coverage, the smooth logistics, the additional entertainment and activities around the city, and most notably the kindness of the volunteers and British … Continue reading

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London: Polished for Guests

London in summer. It’s radiant green. Birds are chirping. Primrose Hill is chock a block. Flowers are cascading. And Pimms cups are overflowing. It’s the best place to be on a sunny day. Though much of our summer has been … Continue reading

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A great time to become British

Imagine it. Four or five years ago, g and I were walking down our street in London talking about what the future may hold. Moving? Children? Jobs? Then, I added another…dual-citizenship? G bristled a bit and said ‘no, surely we … Continue reading

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Sunny times on the east coast

Family time can be lovely. But, living so far away from our families, we often feel that we need to cram 6 months or a year’s worth of ‘good times’ into every visit. This means that expectations are at an … Continue reading

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