Category Archives: American Life

The mini adventures of a family adjusting to our new life in the US.

The Weary Traveler

You might say I’m not the luckiest person, when it comes to travel. I’ve spent a lot of time on planes, trains and boats over the last three decades.  I’m fortunate enough that my childhood is filled with memories of exciting … Continue reading

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369 Days

Last Friday, 28th September, marked exactly one year since we arrived in Seattle. It’s crazy how a year can seem so very long – in that time, we’ve lived in two “corporate housing” apartments in two different cities, then bought … Continue reading

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Culture shock shocker!

(I’m not even going to apologise for the delay between posts – there are only so many crap excuses I can come up with, and it’s starting to feel a little pathetic, even to me!) Now that we’ve survived our … Continue reading

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Timing is everything!

Exactly 47 days ago, every single Pepper possession was packed up in boxes; loaded onto this; and sealed with a kiss.  Or maybe, in fact, a blue plastic peg: Since then, our wordly goods have been bobbing around at sea, … Continue reading

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Weekly wrap-up

Which seems to be all I’m capable of these days.  Must.  Try.  Harder.   I have a feeling I’ve said that a few times before…. So, what have the Peppers been up to since all that pumpkin carving fun (said … Continue reading

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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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