moving to london

I’m kind of using this as a space to create the post I wish I had read before moving to London. Some of it will be applicable if you’re just visiting, too! But I’ve learned a lot in the last 5ish months that will maybe be of some use to a very niche audience. Here…

sunday roast roundup

Happy Sunday! Actually, poor to mediocre Sunday because the GS and I both have (relatively asymptomatic, vaccinated + boosted) COVID. We almost made it two years, but alas it finally caught us. We decided to make use of our quarantine by potty training Greta so yes, poor to mediocre Sunday. Thank goodness we planned ahead…

what’s on my kindle, part 49

My Body by Emily Ratajkowski. I’m undecided about this. I think she’s a good writer and probably really smart, and I think she owns a lot of the reasons people don’t like her. But I still find her a little bit problematic. It’s a quick enough read/listen that if you’re at all interested, you should…

whole roasted sea bass

Hello from London! We’ve been here almost 2 months now, and I realized that I’m finally in a groove when I met another mom at the playground and she told me (with mild panic in her eyes that I very much recognized and resonated with) that she had only been here for 3 days. I…

what’s on my kindle, part 48

Hi! It’s been a minute (or a couple months). We had a baby, sold our house, lived with 3 different relatives for a few weeks, and moved to London. It’s been a lot, but we’re adjusting! So here’s one last Kindle post for 2021 with a few London pics thrown in. Not sure what this…

sheet pan chicken w/ baby bok choy

Baby bok choy, and a human baby. Welcome to our clan, Elsie! Our newest old lady arrived just over two weeks ago. On the spectrum of surviving to thriving I would say I’m erring on the surviving end, but the needle is creeping toward center and I’ll take it. I’m not really in a place…

what’s on my kindle, part 47

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. TJR’s latest! About a family over the course of like 30 years or something culminating in a big Malibu party in the 1980s. I enjoyed it (I always like her books) but not as much as Daisy Jones & The Six or The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Both…

roasted eggplant bruschetta

I’m still here! There’s a lot happening right now. But Greta and I had such a fun week up at camp. She was very spoiled by all and definitely has no idea that her world is about to get rocked by a sibling. I’m hopeful she’ll be as excited about him/her as she is about…

blueberry rhubarb pie (vegan!)

Hello, summer. It has been hot AF down here in Maryland for a few weeks now. Every day it’s a toss-up whether Louise will join Greta and I for our afternoon walk. Some days I make the executive decision that it’s too hot for her, most days she stares at me from her post at…

what’s on my kindle, part 46

Anxious People by Frederik Backman. You know our boy Frederik as the author of A Man Called Ove. This is his newest book and, while I think it was too long, it was completely lovely and heartwarming and I absolutely love the way he writes. Recommend. Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman. We watched the Netflix series…