It’s been a pretty warm weekend here with temperatures here currently 32C (90F) and showing no signs of cooling down. I’ve been out and about by the coast to try and keep cool and have shared some of the photos below. Continue reading “Warm Weekend”
In the past two weeks I have been back to England, had a city break in Edinburgh and returned home to the US. Its been an eventful few weeks with a grand total of 5 flights! I thought I’d share some of the photos with you now that I actually have some time to sit down. Continue reading “Exploring!”
I’m back in home in England for a couple of weeks so thought I’d finally post something after a long gap. I’ve been terrible at posting recently but I’m going to try and get back into it. I didn’t want to just post for the sake of it, you know? I do miss writing though so am going to make a big effort.
I had a red-eye flight and I can’t sleep on flights so my body clock is a bit messed up at the moment. They say even a broken clock is right twice a day but my body clock isn’t! Anyway here’s a couple of pictures from a walk I went on after getting home yesterday. It’s so green.
Today was another very hot day so we decided to go somewhere by the sea where there would be a breeze but we wanted to avoid all the popular beach destinations which would’ve been full of people. Continue reading “A Slip into the Sea”
It’s Friday and it’s summer (apologies to my readers in the Southern Hemisphere) so I hope that you are having that Friday feeling and ready for a great weekend. Continue reading “Happy Friday!”
Yesterday my wife and I were visiting a beautiful historic house in Massachusetts when we came across a croquet lawn in the beautifully kept grounds. Having never played before I had no idea what I was meant to do but I still had a go. Continue reading “How Not To Play Croquet and Other Anecdotes”
Yesterday my wife and I were feeling a little bored so we decided to head up to the White Mountains in New Hampshire for a bit of sightseeing. New Hampshire is my favourite state in the US; Continue reading “On A Hillside Desolate”
There is a famous saying that “only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun” and anyone who has been to a hot country that British people frequent will know this to be true. Continue reading “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”
It’s a Friday, I’m sitting outside in the shade of a 19th century fort overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and it’s fair to say I’m content at the moment. Boston has some really nice parks and public spaces and It’s been good to explore them. I’m even getting used to public transit and learning my way around. The fact that the fort is only open for tours at the weekend is irrelevant. It’s sunny and I’m by the sea.
I got lost this morning, very lost. I wandered into a dodgy looking area alongside a five lane highway and my phone decided to lose its internet connection. Nobody walks on the pavement (sidewalk) outside city centres and main streets in America so there wasn’t a soul to ask for directions. Drivers looked at me like I was mad and angry dog’s barked from their gardens. 30 minutes later and having mercifully not been bitten, robbed or run over (drivers don’t like stopping in Boston) I found the station I’d been looking for. The spirit of adventure!
Although I’m enjoying this period of exploring the city and getting to know my new home, I’m hoping my social security number gets posted soon so I can start applying for jobs. I’m also discovering that problems back in England are hard to fix with a big time difference and poor customer service. Expat problems I guess! If I’ve not had any luck by Monday I’ll begin naming and shaming…
It’s so nice to be finally living with my wife after over a year of waiting but I haven’t forgotten how painful it was for both of us. I see other couples we’ve met along the way still waiting and my frustration at the system resurfaces. Did you know that if a US citizen marries a foreign spouse and decides to follow the process legally they still get fucked over by the system? Plus political representatives don’t care. I won’t forget Obama!
Ranting over for now, have a good weekend everyone.