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(Not) Home for the Holidays

Posted by: girlgonelondon on Wednesday October 14, 2015 (00:42:35)   (2321 Reads)
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It's already almost halfway through October (where does the time go?) and in order to get myself through the thought of another London winter, I'm starting to set my sights on the holidays.

With Canada's Thanksgiving just gone, America's Thanksgiving in late November, Halloween at the end of October, and then Christmas and New Year's, this time of year back home is always packed with friends, family, decorations, and (let's be honest, most importantly) food.    more ...


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Expats and Cross-Cultural Relationships: The Lighter Side

Posted by: Carole on Sunday October 04, 2015 (00:49:23)   (1666 Reads)
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"The end of September always marks a turning point in London. Summer is officially, undeniably over, and the leaves start to turn across the capital. We pull out our wool, our knitted jumpers, and our boots in preparation for the seasons ahead. I've officially retired the shorts to the back of the closet and am becoming reacquainted with last season's jeans that just barely fit (too much summer fun).

For me, however, the end of September is also a milestone. A few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I celebrated our second anniversary with a trip to Copenhagen (a place I've always wanted to go, but never had much of an excuse to).    more ...


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An Expat Identity Crisis

Posted by: Carole on Monday September 07, 2015 (04:06:00)   (2160 Reads)
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Hello, howdy, hi, hey, and welcome!

My childhood in the American south taught me many (sometimes questionable) things, but most importantly, you never leave home without your manners. With that being said, it’s time for a very big “Thanks for reading!” and an introduction.

After being born and raised just outside Orlando, Florida, I began my 'life as an expat' during a study abroad program in London. Of course, at the time, I was far from an expat. The idea was to take some classes, explore Europe, snap millions of pictures of Big Ben that all look alike, and then come home to America.    more ...