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Small town - great food?

Posted over 7 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

Is that possible? Small town living with amazing food? While I am a city girl at heart, I am most excited that Witham boasts several really delicious ethnic restaurants. One of my favourites has got to be the Thai Cottage in Witham. I can so, so recommend...

Public Transport

Posted over 7 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

On getting to London One perk of living in Essex is that we are within commuting distance to London, which is rather important job search wise, at least for the type of work I want to do. But one thing that absolutely flabbergasted me when I arrived here...

Breaking down the Christmas Tree

Posted over 7 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

My first Christmas in the UK is complete! I wonder if my family here realizes that most mince pies taste like Christmas pud which tastes like Christmas Cake? But all were consumed at different times in our house. A bit puzzling to me, but we did have...

White Christmas...Say What?

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

I opened the curtains and saw.....what? Well, this morning was a bit of a surprise for all of Essex, wasn't it? When Pulled back the curtain, I had to do a bit of a dboule take..... Was I really seeing snow? I sure was. Was I really expecting any type...

Thanks Giving

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

Giving thanks! My "other" home, the USA, just celebrated Thanksgiving. Now, contrary to what many might think, it is actually a rather lovely holiday minus the insanity of people stampeding through a Walmart for the cheapest television to be found. It...

Have you found your local?

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

On the importance of finding your "local". That means your local drinkhole as we Americans would say....but here it's just a pub! I have never realized the importance of having a "local". I have certainly always had a favorite local restaurant or bar...

Logistics and banking

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

Opening a bank account in a new country takes a bit longer than expected! You forget how interesting it can be when you are opening a bank account in a new country. I mean, let me just give you the countdown on how that worked for me. 1. Go to the bank...

Welcome to Witham, Essex!

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

Finally arrived and getting to know the in's and out's of Witham A week ago I left Boston and eventually arrived in Witham, Essex. I haven't lived in a small town in many, many years, so it's time I get to know the town. A few things I already love about...

The Highway Cottage

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

A home with a name?! I am moving into a house that has a name in about 2 weeks. Exactly 2 weeks to be exact. 2 weeks from today, I will be arriving in the UK with my suitcases and my two canines otherwise known as "furkids". When we found our new family...

The interesting world of letting agents

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

On finding a home in Essex When I knew that I was moving from the US to the UK, I immediately started looking at homes online. We knew we wanted to rent and there were plenty of website offering a lot of information. Our list was really rather short:...

Meet the Quaywich

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

After the initial shock of learning that not all pudding is actually pudding, I have now started to embrace all the deliciousness of the English cuisine. You might be surprised that one of the things I am looking forward to in England is.....THE FOOD...

An Adventure Called Essex

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

What is it about Essex? The things I fell in love with on my first visit. Essex. Is that close to London? That was probably my first question when my partner told me that his career was making him leave the United States and head back to his home, the...

Adventures in Essex: The Beginning

Posted over 8 years ago by ulrikeklein with 0 comments

The Beginning: Leaving the US, moving dogs, self and stuff, renting out one house and renting another. The Adventure begins. Moving to Essex or really anywhere in the United Kingdom was pretty far from my mind 18 months ago - and when I say "pretty far...