About me

I’m an American currently living in Yorkshire England. I attended school at Leeds Beckett University (Leeds Metropolitan University at the time) from 2011-2012 and received my MSc in Information Management. I have a BA in photography and hope to work in some kind of archival/library setting. I enjoy books, history, traveling, food, baking and animals. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and meet my husband on a European dating website which neither one of us joined for dating back in 2006. We married in 2013 and my spouse visa was approved in 2014.

This blog is about my time in England both as a student and as an immigrant.


5 thoughts on “About me

  1. Hi Lisa! How’s your experience in the UK going so far? Are you getting used to walking and driving on the other side of the road? I haven’t been there myself but I imagine that it must feel quite different from the States. Anyway hope you have a fantastic Christmas!

  2. Well I haven’t driven yet and I really miss driving. It’s like being back in high school again when I had to walk or rely on my mom to get me anywhere. But at least I’m using public transportation now. I am getting the hang of things. And it’s definitely different, St. Louis was not as cultural as it is here. I can walk from my boyfriend’s to town and not see anyone that speaks English. There is a Polish store on the way and a Indian bakery as well as a few other shops and they have a Caribbean store in town. Mike and I have gone in there a few times to check out their spices. It’s different but I love it. And I gotta say who ever spread the rumor that English food is bland and tasteless is absolutely wrong!

    • I totally know what you mean about relying on people to get around! I’ve done that and have still been doing that since I don’t own a car. One thing that’s struck me though: people are generally so much more generous and helpful than I expected. Maybe it’s just in St Louis, I don’t know but so far it’s been great!

    • Also I have had SO many preconceptions about the US blown out of the water! I’ve realised you really can’t trust what people tell you about a place if they’ve never lived there themselves 🙂

      • Yeah you really have to experience it for yourself. I know whenever I talked about England at home they immediately assumed I was moving to London. People forget that there is more to the country than London.

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