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One week later…

We’ve been living in California for a week. Wow! This week I’ve learnt: :: patience is a virtue. :: San Jose peeps think it’s cold. :: the roads are bonkers. :: the Internet is the best invention ever, closely followed … Continue reading

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Doing the paperwork

When you move to a new country there’s a lot of paperwork to fill in. Before we got here there were visa applications, shipping forms and tax forms. On the plane there was a landing card and a customs form. … Continue reading

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Today we saw a hummingbird and a man on a unicycle

On our first full day here we’ve been house-hunting which mainly involved surfing the internet looking for potential places, programming sat nav over and over again and driving round most of the area surrounding San Jose. We found some possibilities … Continue reading

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Cake, champagne, friends, family and farewells

At the weekend we had a 12-hour party to say goodbye to our lovely friends and family. I managed to only have one wobble in the whole day and only used the one tissue. Maybe I’m saving all the tears … Continue reading

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Our life in boxes

The packers have been and gone… next time we see these boxes will be in our new (as yet undetermined) home in the USA.

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Giving thanks

To get into the spirit of things we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. As we have a huge amount to be thankful for. It was a mini-celebration really. And, as we’d already dismantled the table in preparation for the … Continue reading

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Have visas, will move to America

Today started with quite a rude awakening: Toby howling the house down accompanying the ringing phone. He has quite an annoying habit of alerting us to an unanswered phone – only the home phone though, mobiles don’t have the same … Continue reading

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