February 23, 2021

6 FOODS I STARTED EATING AFTER MOVING TO SWEDEN

Before living in Sweden, I had never heard of a saffron bun. Pea soup and pancakes definitely were never eaten together, and liquorice was not something to be trusted (unless in the form of Red Vines). But after two+ years, I can say that I’ve tried the pickled herring, found the perfect jam/cream/pancake ratio, and […]

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February 16, 2021

GREAT SCOT! SNOW IN EDINBURGH

Last week Edinburgh was transformed into a winter wonderland as the city experienced a snowfall that hasn’t been seen since the hit of 2012’s Beast from the East. In the midst of what has felt like a long dark winter during an even longer pandemic, the atmosphere in Edinburgh was significantly lifted as people raced […]

February 9, 2021

VALENTINE’S DAY IN LOCKDOWN: 7 DATE IDEAS

Are you feeling in a bit of a slump this Valentine’s Day? If you’re like me, you’ve been cooped up with your valentine for basically the past year in lockdown and are  out of ways to make chilling in sweats and watching Netflix cute. We’ve done all the puzzles, “supported” our local community by trying […]

February 2, 2021

VALENTINE’S DAY IN SCOTLAND

Can you believe it’s already February?! I always enjoy this month because it feels like there is something to look forward to again. After all the excitement of Christmas and New Year, January can often feel a bit flat for me. This year especially, when there is so little going on, it’s super important for […]

January 26, 2021

5 LESSONS LEARNED ABROAD – GUEST POST WITH KATIE WEE

This week on the blog Katie Wee, my cousin and fellow expat is here to share her reflections and musings on lessons learned while living abroad. Katie currently lives in London and has so many interesting thoughts and stories to tell when it comes to facing the incredible experiences and challenges of living abroad! -Emily My […]

January 19, 2021

10 THINGS THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU LIVE ABROAD

Life might be difficult for a while, but I would tough it out because living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world.” – […]

January 12, 2021

5 SUSTAINABILITY GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

For many of us, it’s feeling like 2021 is just  a continuation of 2020. Most places are in some sort of lockdown, and the state of the world is feeling pretty unsettling overall. I mentioned in my last post that I’m feeling hopeful for the new year, and that’s still true. And while I’m optimistic, […]

January 5, 2021

NEW YEAR, NEW ME?

It’s finally 2021, and I’m actually feeling very hopeful about the year ahead. I’m all about a fresh start, and though not much has changed in my world since December, I’m feeling good and ready to start a new year and leave 2020 behind. During the last few weeks of December I was seriously unmotivated. […]

December 16, 2020

LIFE IN SCOTLAND: MY INITIAL THOUGHTS

Somehow we’ve already been in Edinburgh for three weeks, and I’m not sure where the time has gone! People keep asking if we’ve “settled in”, and to be honest – it’s been a really strange time. Moving to a new country and quarantining immediately (not to mention in a temporary apartment with only some of […]

December 8, 2020

QUARANTINE IN THE UK: MY EXPERIENCE

With just 2 days left of our 14 – day quarantine, I thought I would take some time today to talk about how and what I’ve been doing to pass the time! Over the course of this year, I’ve been lucky enough not to have experienced any strict lockdowns. As many of you know, Sweden’s […]

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