It’s a beautiful and sunny Sunday evening here in Bridport today. Alan and I had a nice long lie in followed by him making us cinnamon rolls! They were so good! It was his first time making them too and they turned out fantastic! We had to run some errands earlier so after having breakfast we went into town to get a few things and enjoy the sunshine. It is lovely to be out and taking all the signs of Spring in. I had a few things I wanted to do when we got home, making a nice loaf of bread being one of them!
Back in January we moved into our own place but we still have a few things over at Alan’s parents’ place so while I got busy making my Bara Soda Carawe (that’s Welsh for Caraway Soda Bread), Alan went to go get some of our books to add to our bookcase which had been sitting in the hallway not getting much use other than as a catch-all of sorts. We cleared it out last weekend and now it is finally starting to look like a proper bookcase and soon I will have the hallway clear of all the excess clutter.
So, today has really been more about slow living, trying to just take at least a day to enjoy life without all the major distractions from the everyday. Alan made a lovely chili con carne while I baked and we had a late lunch followed by a nice nap (sunshine and a hearty meal will do that to you). Now I am up, writing to you all after having finished a few designs and test prints to upload some new stuff to the Etsy shop and Alan is making scones for supper! Couple that with a gorgeous evening of sunshine and a leisurely viewing of Vera on ITV in about 40 minutes and we are ready to end this relaxing day to start a new and vibrant week ahead. How was your Sunday?
Well, I am off to enjoy the rest of my Sunday evening with my hubby! More news to come tomorrow! Have a lovely week and stay positive!
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A couple of weeks ago on 9th December, Alan and I went to Bridport’s Late Night Shopping where the majority of the town’s shops stay open later than usual and there are stalls down along South Street as well as fun fair rides for the children and an appearance from Father Christmas. We headed out into the evening a little after it had begun but were able to see and experience the full effect of everyone out having a good time. We even saw a few friends out enjoying the evening, had a coffee from Soulshine Cafe and bought a few things from some of the local shops for the festivities.
I love seeing the town brimming with people and as it is my first Christmas here in Bridport I was happy to snap a few pics to show everyone how many lovely folks were out and about that day.
Walking down West Street heading toward the activity.
Frost’s “XMAS” light display above the shop front windows.
The tree in Bucky Doo among the hub bub of people and stalls…
Looking down South Street at the people and stalls…
The Hot Chestnuts stall and two townies…
People and the fun fair rides in the distance…
What sorts of Christmas traditions do your towns hold? Does Father Christmas usually make an appearance, does the Salvation Army Band come around? I’d love to know what other places do to get into the holiday spirit!
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After a long blog hiatus I can finally say I am home! The long awaited spouse visa I was applying for was approved and I am officially residing in the United Kingdom with my husband. It feels amazing to be able to be home where I belong and I look forward to bringing you all more of Bridport and Dorset as well as any other places we might travel to along the way.
It’s been a grey and rather dreary day, I am a bit sick with the lurghy, as my husband would say, at the moment but thankfully not too sick to blog or do other things. I hope to soon be bringing you more lifestyle posts, recipes and other interesting posts. I really hope to take this blog to the next level and basically give you a peek into my life as an American expat in Bridport.
That being said, I leave you for now and look forward to sharing more with you all soon! Enjoy the earlier view from our window! It’s great to be back!