Tag Archives: moving

Moving, changes and moving

Maybe I should change the title of this blog to ‘time keeps eluding me’ – where does it go? The end of the summer, all of autumn and the start of the winter has passed amidst a muddle of unpacking, phone calls, appointments and the red-tape necessary to start our new lives here in Maryland. I think (although it could all change in a heartbeat and I am loath to put the words out there,… Read More »

In-between days

A huge admission: I have never been brilliant at making decisions. I am not talking about everyday ones, like which chocolate bar to buy (although that particular decision has been made very easy since starting a restrictive diet – i.e. one of the two that don’t contain lactose, gluten or too much taste). I am talking about the big life decisions. It turns out my other half isn’t too good at it either. It’s times… Read More »

Please read before you judge me…

As I hang my head in shame with the realisation of ‘it really has been far too long since I last updated my blog’, I feel I owe you all an explanation of how my time has disappeared. Whether you are a loyal friend/family/follower/mildly curious or have just stumbled to my humble corner of the web through an idle/serendipitous/accidental click please read on. Feel free to pass judgement on my shoddy blog-keeping at the end… Read More »

sums up my feeling

Sick sense of deja vu

sums up my feeling

So here we go again. The announcements from AstraZeneca yesterday put us back three years into the position we were in when the site closures were announced at Charnwood. One of the most frustrating aspects to this news is that we were on the brink of moving forward with our lives here. We were applying for Green Cards to stay longer. We had almost found a house that we could have made our own for… Read More »

unpacking the dog

Boxes and houses

unpacking the dog

So all our collated live’s worth of possessions have been once again packed in boxes by those who neither know, or care, the history of each object, or its value in our eyes…. This somehow makes the whole process easier, and allows you to take a step back and evaluate if you really need that particular beer mat/magnetic letter/ miscellaneous bit of toy. Of course, by the time you get to other end and are… Read More »

Crazy loo

Housing dilemma….

Crazy loo

It is surprising what one gets used to…  We went to see three very different houses today: No 1 – modern and on a development, very much like the one we are on at the mo. It was a nice house, but the garden was quite frankly pants, with no way of being able to let the dog or the boy out and trust them to stay on the patch of turf that we would… Read More »

Upside down

Where we are now…

Upside down

… over 6 months in and the old adage is ringing true, it does take about this amount of time to settle in and start forming a life and connections. G is back in the UK again for a work trip and the visitors of the past few weeks have gone, so although the house feels quiet, I actually don’t feel as if I am super lonely or stuck with minimal support (apart from at… Read More »