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Posts Tagged ‘Moving abroad’

What I Love About Living In London

Just over a year ago, I wrote a post detailing all the things I miss most about America. It was a rough first year, getting used to a life without millions of fast food options or washing machines that actually work and don’t take 2 hours. Like any loving relationship, England and I have had…

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Life in England: Celebrating Two Years


As of today I’ve officially been living in England for two years! In some ways it feels like I’ve lived a lifetime since then (is that dramatic or what). But it also feels like just yesterday I was tearfully telling my friends and family goodbye before heading through security and off to a new life.…

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When You Try Your Best But You Don’t Succeed

Skellig Ireland

Hey babes. It’s been a cool minute. (Ok a few months.) I have multiple drafts of would-be posts, saying it’s the first month of the year, the second… on to the fourth. (There was also this joke about having big news but not about being pregnant and then I briefly thought I was and nearly…

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Kayla’s Guide to UK Expressions

Last week I wrote a post about how the way I speak has changed since moving to England. While writing the post I came across so many more words or phrases that I use since Joe’s come into my life. A few people seemed interested in hearing the rest, so I put them all together…

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Do I Sound British Yet?


If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me talking about practicing my “British accent.” (If you don’t follow me, don’t worry, you can find me here.) It started because I’d been thinking about how my speech habits have changed since moving to England.  Disclaimer: I’m obviously not some kind of linguistics expert.…

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