I think it started around 1995, when the Oasis album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? was released, and I became obsessed with everything England. Something about the culture, the creativity and the history spoke to me. I knew that I wanted to spend time there, and I also knew that a vacation wasn’t going to do it. I wanted to live there.
Over the years my desire to live in England waxed and waned as I went to university, got married and started my career – but it never left me. I remember bringing up the idea to my husband and his less than enthusiastic response. He initially didn’t share my desire to live abroad, but over the years he warmed up to the idea and eventually became the driving force, applying for a work transfer that allowed us to make the move.
Happy New Year!
You might be thinking that I’m about three months too late. However, much of the world is observing the start of the Persian New Year this week with a thirteen-day celebration known as Nowruz. Nowruz – also sometimes referred to as Nowrooz, Norooz, and
I have lived in 37 houses, in ten cities, in three countries. No, my dad wasn’t in the military and no, I’m not in the witness relocation program. I have just always liked packing up my things, driving or flying someplace different, unpacking my things and
"Let it go, let it go. Can’t hold it back anymore. Let it go, let it go. Turn away and slam the door!"
I watched Frozen with my 2 year-old niece almost a year ago and those lyrics have been ear-worming my brain ever since.
They say, “Laughter is the best medicine.”
However, laughter will not clear up a rash, treat an ear infection or alleviate a sore throat. I know this because last week I was hit with a nasty cold and after watching eight episodes of Friends in a
At 30 years old I moved across the Atlantic -- away from family and friends and driving on the right side of the road -- to London, England. You might be thinking, “Oh, that sounds fun! You probably spent all your time down at the