Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Liverpool Bound

I am so excited to announce that we are moving to the UK! And we are moving soon, as in January!

St George's hall, the largest neoclassical building in Europe

I know that the blog has been silent for a long time. This summer we have been on trips to Canterbury and to Prague and while they were both beautiful and I had photos to share I didn't post because I was not feeling too positive about the way life was going. Spain is a beautiful country and I will always have a space in my heart for it, but it was not enough. DH is miserable in his job, I have no job (have you heard the state of Spain's economy?), and both of us are more "early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" kind of people.

My new flag

Just as DH was going to give up on his academic career, he got an interview, and a 39 hour mini-trip to Liverpool ensued. I went along as flights were cheap and the interview fell on our 11th wedding anniversary. We found out the next morning that he was being offered the job!

a LJMU building

We are so excited. Both of us has wanted in live in the UK for quite some time. From everything that I have heard, seen or experienced the culture will be a better match for us.

The central library, which sounds like a wondrous place

There was not much time to explore, but at least it didn't rain. Everything that I saw was in a two mile (3.2km) radius from the city centre.

A real autumn!

Even though I am a Beatles fan, I sadly realized that I would not have to the time to see anything Beatles related. Luckily now I will have loads of time!

Liverpool One, a truly massive pedestrian mall with all sorts of shops.
I have a lot of information to share with you about what a cool city Liverpool is, but that will have to wait until after we finish the move.

Canning Dock, and an example of modern vs old architecture

So I will leave you with this announcement and some scenic photos of the city centre and go chip away at the mountainous to-do-list that every international move generates.

This is a Superlambanana, a symbol of Liverpool

The three Graces, beautiful buildings along the docks.

The church of our Lady and St Nicolas


  1. Oh this is excellent news! Liverpool is a fantastic town. Congratulations to your DH. Good luck with the move and I hope you are very happy in your new life in the UK! :)

  2. Thanks Isabelle! Maybe one day you can visit. :)

  3. Wow! You're in Liverpool, England now! Are you enjoying the familiar language? I know you were not really looking forward to having to learn another new language. Now you just have to learn the jargon, which will be easy and fun!

    Happy Valentines' Day!

    1. Thank you so much Ceci! I just got WIFI at home today!
      Indeed I am enjoying being able to communicate easily. I never want to lose my Spanish, but it'll be funner to use it as a tourist. ;)
      I hope that you had a good Valentine's day too.