Expat Update: April 2017

I can’t believe it’s the end of April already!  Here I’ll be looking back on what I’ve been up to this month, the places I’ve been, the highs and lows, life as a Brit in the States and other random things I’m finding interesting this month!

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The Expat Tag

Now I’m living in America, I read a lot of expat blogs!  I find it really interesting reading other people’s experiences and it’s great connecting with other people that are going through a similar thing to what I am (it really is a very weird feeling being an expat!).  I was recently tagged in a post by Sandra at Going American, a fellow European now living in Boston, USA and thought it’d be fun to answer her questions about my expat life experience!

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Review: The Little Care Package British Subscription Box

Being a Brit in the USA, there’s nothing I enjoy more than receiving a little box of English treats from home!  The Little Care Package is a brand new subscription box company aimed at British expats living in America and Canada.  It was created by a Brit living in Canada that was, to be honest, disgusted at the price of buying British items overseas…$8 for an English magazine?!  She wanted to be able to give us a little slice of home for a more affordable price! Continue reading “Review: The Little Care Package British Subscription Box”

Gift Guide for a Brit Living Overseas

When I was living in England I found myself decorating my room with all my overseas travels.  Now I’m living in America, I can’t help but feel comfort in having little bits of ‘home’ surrounding me!  Here are some gift ideas that are inspired by the UK!

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Expat Life: Cursed as Soon as I Open my Mouth!

Cursed is a strong word, maybe I shouldn’t say that.  But in small town America, I stick out like a sore thumb.  As soon as I open my mouth and speak I get bombarded with questions.  At first it was a bit novel but after over 2 months of answering the same questions on a weekly basis, I’m getting tired of having to tell the same story over and over and over and over again!

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“Who Are You Voting For in The 2016 US Election”

“As a Brit, who are you voting for in the Election?” – A question I was recently asked.  This then led into me having to explain that even though the US government recognises that I live here, I actually have no say in the way the country is run, regardless of how long I live here…unless I go for the citizenship test.  Whoever America votes for I just have to suck it up and deal with it.

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Crazy Differences Living in Iowa/USA PART 2!

I had such a good response from my 15 Crazy Differences Living in Iowa/USA post that I thought I’d write a part 2!  I’ve now been living in Iowa for 2 months and I still find new crazy little differences every day!  Life as an expat is certainly never dull, I’m constantly kept on my toes!  Here are 19 more crazy differences living in Iowa/USA!

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15 Crazy Differences Living in Iowa/USA

I’ve arrived in Iowa!  As a Brit now living in the States I’m having to get used to the ‘American way of life’.  I’ve noticed so many crazy differences so thought I’d share some!  There’s a few that may take me a while to get used to but there are others that definitely make life a lot easier!

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