Archive | June, 2012

Finding an apartment for me and the HTB: Charlottesville vs London

24 June 2012

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Finding an apartment for me and the HTB: Charlottesville vs London

When Gavin and I began talking about marriage, we found ourselves planning the first few years together in the USA from the start. I had recently returned to the US from living in Australia for a year and wanted to be home for a while. Gavin had thought about living overseas before and welcomed an […]

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Childhood holidays at the beach

19 June 2012

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Childhood holidays at the beach

Gavin and I grew up on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, but our families both gravitated to the beach for vacation/holiday. I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to be a family that traveled to the mountains instead or visited a new location on each vacation. I think it would have been […]

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Busy summer in London: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics

17 June 2012

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Busy summer in London: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics

This summer is going to be a particularly busy one in London! In addition to the typical tourist crowd during the summer holidays, the city just celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and soon thousands of people will fill the city streets for the summer Olympics. While it’s an exciting summer in London, I wonder how […]

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First time experiences in London: Hen night, afternoon tea, and football

12 June 2012

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First time experiences in London: Hen night, afternoon tea, and football

Even though I have been to London seven times, it wasn’t until this last trip that I experienced three aspects of English culture for the first time — a hen night, afternoon tea, and supporting an English football club. Hen night A hen night (or “hen do” or perhaps a hen weekend) is similar to […]

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