2015 September

Dinner and a movie in America’s happiest city

Dinner and a movie in America’s happiest city

We were excited to find on our first trip to the lovely Charlottesville that there is a beautifully restored 1930s theatre on Main Street. Popping…

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SUV….Done!

SUV….Done!

Our revised search criteria for an SUV rather than a truck leads us to take a drive and hour and a half north, where a…

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The great truck debate

The great truck debate

Two weeks ago, how would we have rated our knowledge of towing vehicles? Somewhere on a par with our knowledge of American Football – we know…

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A home from home: Plans A, B…and C (class)

A home from home: Plans A, B…and C (class)

Our first task on arriving here was to set about finding a home for the year. We (ok, John) had been researching options from the…

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Guest (ale) column

Guest (ale) column

Anyone who has read any of our blog so far cannot have failed to notice that An does most of the writing. I’d argue that…

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The big visa challenge

The big visa challenge

Step one in planning any visit to the US is getting your visa straight. Previously we’ve always used the ESTA  scheme – applied for and…

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Sweet sorrow

Sweet sorrow

Leaving behind friends and family is one of the hardest parts of this dream. While neither of us has family close by, knowing that we…

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Why the US?

Why the US?

Why the US? Many people have asked us this. A year of our lives. One country. Same language. Seems unambitious.  Some comments we’ve had: Don’t…

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This year of our lives.

This year of our lives.

This year of our lives. One year, two people. For who we are and why we are here, read on… John and I have been…

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