Author Archives: Cathryn

About Cathryn

I'm from Wiltshire, a beautiful rural county in the south of England. My husband, son and I moved to California in August 2010 with my husband's job, whilst I stay at home with The Dude, our gorgeous five year old son. I love running and cycling. I'm a Christian. I am finally learning to cook (about time too). I'm loving exploring this new part of the world and meeting its wonderful people.

Race Report: Reykjavik Marathon 10k

What? A running post? Anyone would think this was a running blog!! I’ve wanted to come to Iceland for so long, due in part to childhood exposure to the Eurovision Song Contest. Yet it seems that everyone is coming to … Continue reading

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Montreal

When we were booking our summer trip, the original plan was to fly from the USA directly back to the UK. But then the Husband found some bargainous flights which went from NYC to Montreal to Reykjavik to the UK … Continue reading

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New York City

We arrived in NYC on Friday afternoon. We rented a studio apartment in the Upper East Side at 1st and 76th. It was almost perfect – a decent size (by NYC standards), had everything we needed and the location was … Continue reading

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New York: Upstate

The final state of this summer’s US road-trip was New York. New York is an enormous state, so much bigger than we had expected, with huge variety in terrain. From the Adirondack mountains in the North-East and the flat lands … Continue reading

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Vermont

Vermont has to be one of the most beautiful states we’ve been to yet. Known as the Green Mountain State, it wholeheartedly lives up to its nickname. The entire state seems covered by rolling hills and mountains covered with lush, … Continue reading

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(24 hours in) New Hampshire

From Maine, our next goal was Stowe, Vermont. It was about a four hour drive and entailed crossing New Hampshire. I have to be honest, I knew nothing about New Hampshire and when I got a map before me, I … Continue reading

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Maine

All throughout our trip, when people have asked our plans for the East Coast, they’ve always said ‘Maine, you need to go to Maine’. So we went to Maine. Maine, we fell head-over-heels in love with you. Maine is beautiful. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts was exciting for us because we finally saw the sea again – seven weeks after leaving the Pacific at Oceanside we ran onto the beach in Cape Cod and dipped our toes in the Atlantic. It felt like a … Continue reading

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Connecticut

One of the delights of this summer-long road-trip has been ticking states off our lists! There are many that we have simply driven through – 2 hours in New Mexico, one hour in Mississippi. We realise that we haven’t SEEN … Continue reading

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Washington, DC

I was curious about Washington DC. I’d been before a few times – most recently was a trip five years ago when I’d JUST started blogging. I went with two friends and had an absolutely wonderful time. We did museums, … Continue reading

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