Thursday 27 December 2018 Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine we’d be able to spend Christmas in New York! But when you’re trying to see as much of the US as you can in a two year period it makes sense! And it holds special memories for us as Ross and I got […]Read More Christmas in New York 🗽
22 December 2018 A brief blog before the mammoth blog that will be Christmas in New York 🎄🇺🇸 It’s been strange preparing for Christmas so far from home. With Thanksgiving done, everything became about Christmas and whilst everything is so much bigger in America, Christmas feels like less of a big deal to them. There […]Read More The Run Up To Christmas
Sunday 2 December 2018 For a lot of Americans Thanksgiving is more special to them than Christmas. It is very much a family time. We were therefore very grateful to be included in other people’s celebrations. Ross and the boys had fun with Eleanor, Shannon, their kids and some of their friends playing kickball, doing […]Read More Thanksgiving Week
Thursday 1 November 2018 We knew that Halloween here would be big. Decorations appeared in the shops in July and we’ve grown up watching American films that are either about Halloween or feature it in some way. But we were intrigued to experience it ourselves and it didn’t disappoint! With two ninjas and a zombie […]Read More Halloween…American style! 👻🎃🦇
Sunday 21 October 2018 Today we visited the ‘Stone Mountain Highland Games and Scottish Festival’ just outside Atlanta. Already in its 46th year it’s a well established annual event and with approximately 20,000 visitors over 3 days its a popular event. We were in good company with the Bontragers and Eleanor’s Scottish roots! They bore […]Read More A Little Bit of Scotland In Atlanta!
Thursday 18 October 2018 It’s been a month since my last post and we seem to have fitted a lot in during that time! We’ve continued to enjoy exploring new areas and felt very American when we BBQ’d by Lake Lanier at West Bank Park. Ross is becoming quite the professional on the BBQ… Dipping […]Read More It’s been a busy month!
It seems that everyone’s attention turned to “fall” not long after the kids went back to school. Despite the fact we are still basking in 30+ degrees celsius most days, some of the outdoor pools have closed for the season (our pool closes at the end of September but the locals haven’t used it since […]Read More Settling into the “fall” 🍃