Monthly Archives: October 2011

When in Rome…

Despite the fact that we have no doorstep or front yard to decorate, and being in a secure apartment building means that we are unlikely to get any or many trick-or-treaters…I still had to join in the fun! I thought … Continue reading

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Howdy strangers!

Argh – once again, I went AWOL for a while.  It turns out that I’m fairly useless at this regular blogging lark.  This time, however, I can lay the blame firmly at my husband’s feet, after he ruthlessly killed my … Continue reading

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At the risk of doing a Gwyneth…

I just wanted to say thank you all so much for your well wishes and congratulations from the last post.  Needless to say, we’re very excited, whilst also being quite, quite nervous.  How will Miss Cuddle-a-Lot cope when she has … Continue reading

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And then…we were four!

Today I had my first taste of the US health system.  And – wow, what a breath of fresh air!  I guess when you are paying for your health care, there is a lot more money to splash around.  First … Continue reading

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Home is where the heart is

Less than 48 hours after landing in Seattle, we met with our Microsoft-assigned realtor, Jenny.   The home-buying process is so completely different here!  Instead of doggedly searching through Rightmove and PrimeLocation, then calling each individual estate agent directly to … Continue reading

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From the beginning…

As I’ve been so very slack at updating this, I need to do a bit of a debrief on the last 9 days (has it really only been 9 days!?!?), just for my own records really, before I get to … Continue reading

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Jet-lagged toddler – such fun!

This is the lovely Evie, sleeping like a lamb on the flight to Seattle.  Lulling her parents into a false sense of security over what an amazing child we have – imagine, an 18-month old sleeping through 6 hours of … Continue reading

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