I just got our admissions packet from the Wokingham Borough Council so that I can enrol Kellen in reception (think kindergarten) for next fall. I’ve know this was coming and have been trying to make sense of what our options are and what, if anything, we need to do to make sure Kellen is in… Read More Admissions Angst
With no where to go they all have to play together. Anyone I’ve talked to over the last year knows that the lack of space has been the biggest adjustment to life in England. I now realize how spoiled we were to have so much space before moving, just the thought of a 3 car… Read More There must be something I need?!
Thank you NHS! This week we found out that Patrick’s braces will be 100% paid for by the NHS. He gets started in 3 weeks! During the healthcare reform debates in the US I was shocked by how resistant to universal healthcare people are/were and when we considering moving to the UK the National Healthcare… Read More Thank You NHS!
Jamie periodically has to travel for work, normally it is only for a night or two but due to bad timing and a conference in Seattle Jamie will be gone for 2 weeks, including 2 weekends. So the weekend before he left we wanted Saturday to be a fun family outing day and then on… Read More Something Old and Something New
I have heard multiple times that outside of the United States there isn’t the same “service culture” we are accustomed to. When we initially heard this it’s easy to assume it is a basic as the difference in service when you go to a restaurant or coffee shop. There isn’t the expectation that a tip… Read More Service Culture
I can’t believe it’s only been 2 weeks since we arrived. The last 2 weeks have been both fun frustrating, I think the biggest surprise has been how different things are here while at times being so much the same. We live in the Wokingham area of Reading, about 30 miles west of London. Neighbourhoods… Read More The Adventure Begins