This is a blog about being a stranger in a strange land.  In this case, the stranger is an American who has relocated to the UK for job reasons.  The blog is about the adventures that arise when trying to decipher daily life in this strange land.

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  1. Love your blog, planning to move to the uk next year. Stop by my site whenever you get a sec.

  2. Hello.

    I do apologise for writing this comment here (you can delete it after you’ve read, it if you like) — but you don’t appear to have any contact details.

    This is just a note wondering if you’d be interested in helping us out on our new London forum. We already have a busy website, but we’re trying to build up the brand-new forum from scratch – and we’re thinking that the best way to go about it is to try to attract people just like yourself, who are obviously already interested in the daily life, and goings-on of our city.

    We discuss all aspects of the city at our site, from what it’s like to live there, to it’s history, sightseeing attractions, and UK and world politics.

    We have next to no members at the moment, but are happy to reward those people who help us build up the posts by giving them an interest in it – by making them forum leaders, for example.

    I hope you’re interested enough to take a look at our site – http://www.londondrum.com
    The forum can be found at http://www.londondrum.com/frm/

    We have a contact page at http://www.londondrum.com/docs/contact.php

    Kind regards,
    London Drum

  3. I caught your blog off of the recent comment you left on “not wrong”‘s blog. I love your blog and will definitely start to read you.
    I’ve been here for 14 years and I’m still trying to get to grips with this bloody country.
    You can check out my travails of expat life here on my blog listed above.

  4. Great blog you have here.

  5. You could always try a neti pot for your sinuses. It’s a small investment and lasts a long time, and it works.

  6. Hi, I’d like to send you a review copy of a book I am working on called Britannia in Brief: The Scoop on All Things British. Written by the American Leslie Banker and her Brit husband William Mullins, it is a funny and informative guide for Americans who love a Brit, or who have a love for all things British. If you provide an e-mail address, I can send you more info. If you provide a snail mail address I’d be happy to send along a copy of the book. Thanks!–Meg Walker

  7. Just wanted to say I’m enjoying this blog!

  8. Just wanted to say I like your blog. Not sure how I ended up here but I will be back 🙂

  9. Enjoying your blog! Hoping to move to the UK within the next year or so and I think it’s great how you’ve just jumped at the opportunity and tried to make the best of living in a new country!

    Stop by my blog when you have time 🙂


  10. I’m from California and have been living in London now for over two years. How could I have missed this blog until now? Your audience has just grown by one. (At least.)

  11. Awesome blog, I’m a Canadian living in the UK and so many of your posts ring true and are identical to things I’ve encountered in my 13 months here. Thanks for the good read!

  12. NFAH — I just wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and appreciate your frank and delightful insights into your time abroad. It is an honor to get a glimpse into the fun times and struggles you’ve shared. I love that you have such a human perspective and write from the heart. Keep it up!

  13. I ended up on this site while trying to find out if they have “Yank shops” over here like we have Brit shops in the US. Thanksgiving is coming and I get homesick pangs at this time of year. I miss pumpkin pie and Cool-Whip and eggnog (not from a recipe but the kind you get in the milk section in American supermarkets.) I am enjoying your blog and have learned things that I have wondered about. Thank you!

  14. Great blog! I’m also American in the UK and find that Thanksgiving always gives me a homesickness whereas most other days of the year, I’m fine!

    Not sure if you’re interested..but I belong to a forum for Americans in the UK. It’s a great place to discuss all things American and experiences on living over here. Joined a few years ago.

    http://www.americanexpats.co.uk If you’re interested.

    Keep up the great writing!

  15. Hi there I’m an expat here, but not only am I not from around here I’m not from this hemisphere. Yup I hail from New Zealand and I chose to come and live here. I swapped beaches for blighty, and vegemite for marmite. I blog as @vegemitevix Love your blog, will bookmark it.

  16. Found this blog through some other expat blogs and love it! Thanks for all that you write.

  17. Hi,

    I couldn’t find any contact information so I decided to leave a comment here.

    I’m Andrew Dunkle and I currently serve as the senior editor of GoOverseas.com. We are contacting you with regard to your blog, which the editorial staff at GO! Overseas has selected as one of the top travel related blogs in England. As recognition of your outstanding writing skills we are delighted to include your blog in a select list of websites representing England. We select only the most exceptional blogs that meet our exacting standards and we hope you feel a sense of pride that you have been recognized for your efforts. You may view this list on our website here:


    You are welcome to display one of the image badges we have created specifically for blogs we feature in England. This is an easy way to let your readers know that you have been recognized as an outstanding blogger. Please contact us to receive a badge via email.

    Thank you for all the high quality content you have contributed to the global online community. We look forward to continuing to follow your experiences abroad in England. If you have questions about GO! Overseas please don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Warm regards,
    Andrew Dunkle

  18. Great blog – I can’t even remember how I found it, but I’ve spent the last two weeks eeking out time to read it from start to the most recent post. Best wishes for personal fulfillment and professional success! As long as you write, I’ll be reading. Thanks for blogging!

  19. I lived and studied in the UK last year, I’m enjoying your blog… it reminds me so much of what I did!

  20. You should try living in Japan. Laugh? I don’t think I’ll bother.

  21. Hi,

    I stumbled upon your blog while casting the television series House Hunters International. Would you be interested in sharing your story with House Hunters International?

    Here is a brief description of our show:
    Our hit show is looking for energetic individuals, couples and families to share their story about moving abroad. Participating in our show is a lot of fun and a great way to document your exciting search for a home and new life abroad. We are looking for people that have relocated any place in the world except North America.

    If you are interested in participating with our show or learning more, please send an email to MelissaGrassi@leopardfilms.com.

    To view current episodes of the House Hunters International, you can visit the following youtube links (please copy/paste the links listed):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh0Q6DYe3QM – London from South Africa
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLmhKEzm5kg – Dubai from Illinois

    HGTV is a top 20 cable network in the US and House Hunters International is one of their top rated shows. At any given time the show is also airing in a variety of other countries.

    I look forward to hearing from you and sending you further details.


    Melissa Grassi
    Associate Producer
    1-3 St. Peter’s Street
    London, N1 8JD
    +44 (0) 207 704 3300

  22. I love the name of your blog. I use that quote myself a lot these days!

  23. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog. To show my appreciation, I wanted to pass on the Highly Esteemed Versatile Blogger award to you.
    Congratulations, and here is a link to my post about the award if you are interested…

  24. Hey my friend! I’ve nominated your blog for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger award – the rules are here in my post: http://laborpain.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    XOXO – Mal

  25. Hi there. great to see so many expats blogging…
    Perhaps you can write something about expatmapper.com
    I’ve made this site especially for expats (which I am myself as well) and it could be also interesting for you. Just contact me if you have any questions or feedback. Kind regards. Jan

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