I am an American expat, living in the United Kingdom (in the Cotswolds in England, to be more precise) with my husband and two Persian cats. My intent for this blog was to share my experiences of living in the UK and traveling within the UK and abroad. However, this blog has evolved to be much more than that.
As I’ve traveled, my love of photography was reignited. What began as an attempt to chronicle my travels has grown into a daily endeavor. Although I’ve been taking photographs since I was sixteen, I have no formal training in photography. Even so, I think I do a half decent job of it. I take photographs for the love of it, and I like to think it shows. This blog has expanded from its original purpose to include the sharing of some of my better photographs, both past and present.
I hope you enjoy taking all or part of this journey with me.
Oh! And in case you were wondering why the blog is named “Sat Nav and Cider”: Sat Nav (a.k.a. GPS in the US) represents exploration and travel. Cider (a.k.a. hard cider in the US), if done right, is a delicious alcoholic beverage made from apples (but sometimes from pears) widely available in pubs (and grocery stores!) throughout the UK. Enjoying a cider in a pub or among friends associates cider, in my mind, to the entire social experience, including food, drink, and culture.
And one final introduction. I forgot to mention the hubster’s and my constant travel companion, “Abby” the sat nav.
Yes, we named her. She is teaching me how to speak with a British accent, after all. “Tun left. Muj right. Take the motaway. You have reached yau destination.” I’m working on it.