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Europe

Our favorite place to travel, since there’s so much to see and do in such a small area.

Assy

(adjective) Although it could be spelled ‘assie’. Used to describe someone who is agitated and acting snippy. One of my coworkers used the word to describe someone who was upset…

A visit from Paul and Ana, part 1

Our friends from Seattle came for a 10-day visit. Kim showed them around London, and we also spent a few days driving around the English countryside.

D-Backs win!

Ok, so this really doesn’t have anything to do with life in the UK, but a few things are worth mentioning. One: The games were on live TV here, but…

A visit from Paul and Ana, part 2

After visiting England for a week, we all piled onto the Eurostar and headed off to Paris. Paul and Kim planned the trip as a surprise birthday present for Ana,…

Brussels

In mid-October we took the Eurostar to the capital of Europe (and Belgium), Brussels. We loved the chocolate and enjoyed the city very much. We arrived into town on Friday…

Off to Wales

For the late August Bank holiday (unlike in the states where holidays have special names, here they just call them Bank Holidays) we drove west to visit Wales. Wales is…

Are you ready for some football?

In order to maintain contact with the motherland on important events, I upgraded our satellite dish subscription so I can pick up NFL games on Sunday nights. Sky Sports is…

Our trip to Scotland, part 2

We spent one day in Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh with our newlywed friends Chuck and Janet. It’s a beautiful city, if a bit touristy, but we loved it and…

Our trip to Scotland, part 1

In June we spent four great days in the two major cites in Scotland. We flew up to meet some recently married friends, one of whom was raised in Glasgow….

Watch our for pickpockets

A few weeks ago we had a visit from an old Virtual I-O coworker, Diana Reid. She had just finished up a six-week walking trip in Northern Spain and came…