Happy Thanksgiving

One of the great things about living in England is that I am allowed to work again! That may not sound like a big deal, but my spousal-foreign-student-visa in America made it illegal for me to work for three years, and let me tell you it’s not great. Yes, you end up with a lot of free time, but it feels like you’re trapped. Your life is on hold and you’re just waiting around for it to get started again.

Oh, the joy and the sense of freedom that came with the simple activity of looking at job adverts and applying to jobs, it’s inexplicable. After about a month I ended up with 3 job offers, and I picked my favorite. Last week I started my new full time, permanent job at a local bank and so far I’m loving it! I love my coworkers, the work, and just the feeling of being back in the working world. My life is no longer on hold.

So today on Thanksgiving Day, I am very thankful for our new life in England!

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Turkey Owl Giveaway

I know Thanksgiving in November is an American thing and that we no longer live in the States, but we’ve decided to celebrate Thanksgiving this year anyways, with our English neighbors. And I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving recipes, so I’ve got turkey on my mind. Hence the giveaway owl is a Turkey Owl!

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Autumn Owl Giveaway

For this giveaway I’ve let myself be inspired by what I could see outside my studio window. And since there is a small forest there I’ve been looking at piles and piles of colored leaves. Fall, or Autumn as they say here in England, has really arrived here and I heard Winter is hurrying its way towards us quickly. So before that happens, here’s an Autumnal Owl for the new giveaway.

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Pineapple Owl Giveaway

Time for another fruity owl giveaway. When we were still in America we ate a lot of fresh pineapple. It’s a bit of a pain to cut one open but it’s worth it because it is so delicious. I have not been able to find any fresh pineapples here in England yet. It’s probably out of season, so we’ll have to make do with canned pineapple and a felt Pineapple Owl keychain ;).

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Avocado Owl Giveaway

So far we’re loving it here in England, and we’re super excited to be moving into apartment tomorrow. Yet is impossible not to have California on my mind on a very frequent basis. We lived there for three years and it was our first home together as a married couple. And we left behind so many dear friends in California.

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