I’m ending the week with a lot on my mind, a lot of projects to finish, groups and fundraisers to sort out, and a major desire to get out of town. This time last year, me and my little family were planning and prepping for our trip back home to England, and it now seems like an eternity has gone by. I am very much needing what I think is a much-deserved break and that would be a wonderful one to have coming up again.
I moved to the States from the UK over 17 years ago but as much as I have assimilated and have my life invested here, naturally I miss much that lies across the ‘pond’ (also know as the Atlantic). All my family is there, my son is thousands upon thousands of miles from seeing his grandparents regularly (as well as being far from his other set of grandparents, who are in North Carolina), and I dearly miss having proper fish and chips. I even got desperately excited at the site of several shelves of British goods in the local supermarket the other day, and more than one person reading that on Facebook pointed out that I need to get out more. Umm, yesss.
I will save the gig photos I edited last week and all my reminiscing about ‘Old Blighty’ for another day and instead post some photos from our trip last year (please view the gallery). If it stands to motivate me to push for us to get out of town for even one night so that I can recharge and have a change in scenery, brilliant. I am feeling a need more than ever to feel revitalized in body and soul so I can continue to be the person I need to be for my son, and to preserve my sanity! At least I now know I can just hop down the street to buy a packet of English Hobnobs and Branston Pickle.
Here’s to a less stressful next week! And crossing fingers for rest and a reprieve in my near future. Cheerio then.
xo ~ K
*All photos taken using Hipstamatic iPhone app.
Where we love is home– home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes
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Hi! I found you from the lovely Usyaka’s blog. I’m a Yank in Ireland – and I have family in South Carolina – so I know how it feels! I love it here, but I do miss certain things, especially food items (what a horrible idea when talking about US food, sometimes). I love your photos, the ones I’ve seen so far! Isn’t that The Gruffalo? I sent prezzies to my niece that were Gruffalo themed – my only sister spent 10+ years in Newmarket so I knew she’d love it, even if the baby was too young.