Welcome!  I am so glad you are here.

I am Mariam an educator by trade and a blogger by happy circumstance.  I have moved across the pond to be with the love of my life and the bureaucracy in my new homeland has afforded me the time to finally start my own blog.  Join me as I chronicle my adventures in love, a new home and the endless paperwork that is Visas.

 

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The bureaucracy of love. Getting engaged in Houston and moving to London.

August 22, 2019

Hello!  It has been a very long time since I have been here.  I will say this, there has been a huge learning curve for me, teaching in the UK is very different from teaching in Texas.  I wrote a blog post about the differences but that was before I knew...

October 8, 2018

Welcome back! I am writing to you from my bed, warm and cozy and ready for the week ahead. Are you ready for this week?

As the weather gets cooler my pallet craves warm soups. I love all soups. Thin soups chalked full of veg, noodle soups, creamy soups and even just bro...

September 24, 2018

The pencils, markers, pens, highlighters, rubbers (erasers), scissors, rulers, dry erase markers, glue sticks, tape, and the workbooks for all subjects and homework are readily available as needed.

September 18, 2018

Hello!  Moving abroad comes with huge learning curves.  You think you plan for everything, then you run out of your favorite Target moisturizer and you freak the ef out!  The closest Target is in Boston, Massachusetts, now what?  Well, you adapt and overcome. I did som...

September 10, 2018

I am writing this four days late for three reasons.  The anniversary slipped to the back of my mind while I was spending time with my aunt, cousin and her adorable son, then setting up my classroom took a lot of brain power and the actual anniversary landed on my 3rd d...

June 4, 2018

How we turn veggie scraps into veggie broth to save money and get the most out of our veggies

May 16, 2018

A surprise day trip to Oxford. What we did and what we learned. Google map included.

April 27, 2018

Pineapple suitcase, packing cubes, vacuum bags, white suitcase

1. Purge.

It is exactly as it sounds. Get rid of stuff. I know it is hard but that dress you haven’t worn in 3 years, toss it.  Those sexy shoes that have needed to be resoled for 6 months, toss ‘em.  You wil...

April 2, 2018

It was almost exactly five months to the day that I returned to America and it felt strange.  Though I do not drive in the UK, it was a little unsettling being on the "other side of the road".  When I arrived in Houston it was a gloomy, grey cold day, which felt famili...

March 26, 2018

Moving from a single family home in Houston to a small flat in London. This is what I learned about small flat living.

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