It’s Turkey Day – Happy Thanksgiving!


And that is my view right now.

Turkey day is here which can only mean a morning of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! This has pretty much become a Thanksgiving day tradition in the Richter household, well, it’s our second Thanksgiving in the states and this is how we’ve spent both of them, on the sofa, in our comfy pants watching the parade! The German is also doing is homework ahead of Black Friday tomorrow – that guy loves a bargain!

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5 Things I Hate about being an Expat in America…Part 4

Expat Hate

We’ve had another installment of 5 Things I Love about being an Expat in America so, it’s now time for 5 Things I Hate. As always, these aren’t things I necessarily hate, just things that I find different/weird/annoying about life here in the States. Ready? Here goes!

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5 Things I Love About being an Expat in America…Part 4

Expat Love

It seems you guys like to read about what I love and hate about life as an expat in America, so, for your reading pleasure, here is the latest installment.

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I cried at a Christmas advert.

Yes people, you read that right.

My name is Rachel and I cried at a Christmas advert, or two, or maybe even three.

There. I said it. I confess. But, let me just show you which advert actually made me cry and you tell me whether or not this thing made you tear up:

No, just me. Oh dear.

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Trailing Spouse Stories – The First Voyage

As I am officially a trailing spouse, after packing up and moving 4 thousand miles with the German to America, I thought I would get involved with this great blog crawl with D for Delicious and Tala. They’ve basically come up with a series of clever prompts for trailing spouses like me to write about every month, to share my story of life as a wife who has followed her man.

Trailing Spouse Nov

I left the UK to start my American journey at the end of January, 2013, just 2 days after a very tearful goodbye party with my family and friends. Ma and Pa Cook drove us to the airport, with Ma Cook crying at every opportunity she got. I wasn’t much further behind her though.

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Life is Good. {October’s Happy Moments}

Life is Good...

If only it was as warm as the picture on the beach up there! Wow, what a month October was. Things just do not seem to slow down for this expat! And just how quick did the month pass by? Thanks to visitors at the Richter Hotel it seems October was a blink and you miss it month! I can’t believe I’m already writing this post looking back on the month.

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