Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Britaversary!

Me and Mr TR on the Cotswold Way, six years ago

Seven years ago today, I arrived in the UK. I knew no-one, I had no job, and I really didn't know what to expect.

Now, I'm married, I'm a British citizen and I have three books published with another on the way. Looking back on that day when my plane landed at Gatwick on a misty May morning, I can't believe how far I've come. And I wouldn't have it any other way! I've made my home in London and fallen in love with (almost) everything about it.

So... here's to the UK! Cheers!

On a completely unrelated note, I'm guesting over at Pauline Barclay's website, talking about how I have no self-control. Sad but true.

63 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I love that I'm the first to comment as well on the subject, just makes me feel fancy!

    What an amazing journey I'm sure and I love that you share it with us! Mr TR is one lucky guy!

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  2. Congratulations! Yours is such a serendipitous story. Just like a movie. Ah, is that a storyline I hear brewing?

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  3. Congratulations! What a lovely story. x

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  4. Such a great story...and I love the picture!

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  5. Glad you enjoy my old country. Your journey has proven to be a wonderful one, long may it last.

    Almost six years ago (June 7th) I left the UK for Cyprus. I will never return to the UK unless circumstances change. It is great to have adventures in life. If I hadn't left, I would never have met you via blogging. I would still be working 12 hour nursing shifts, and not writing. Life is good. :)

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  6. I can relate to what you say!
    June 2, will be ten years that I moved to Florida from Colorado. It was a struggle at times, but I never looked back. I am working, I am married to a kind and good man.( two years on June 7) I feel very lucky.

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  7. wow, time flies but it looks like you've made fantastic use of it! Love the pic!

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  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Look at you and Mr TR!!! Awwwwww you two are just so cute together!! Yay!!! Take care
    x

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  9. Wow - you did what I've always wanted to do. And I think it would make a great story (hint hint)!

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  10. How fantastic! Life can be such a wonderful thing. I am so glad you life turned out so well for you Talli. Enjoy the ride!

    Michael

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  11. Congrats on your wonderful success!

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  12. Happy Britaversary! Glad it turned out so well for you. :-)

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  13. That's so lovely Talli, congratulations!!

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  14. Wonderful! Congratulations! Let's have some tea!

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  15. You just never know what might happen. What a great look back! Congrats!

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  16. Sounds like it was a bloody good move for you! Cheerio and enjoy your day!

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  17. To be able to say you wouldn't change a thing...that is wonderful. Happy Britaversary. Here’s to many more!

    Congratulations on a wonderful journey with filled with such spectacular accomplishments.

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  18. Congratulations. I am coming up on 8 years in New Zealand later this month.

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  19. Here's to you! What a wonderful story. :)

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  20. Happy Britaversary!!! You must have tea and crumpets to celebrate.

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  21. What a lot you've accomplished! And what a lovely country. I hope to visit some day. :)

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  22. Wow, Talli. Would love to hear the story of what got you to London in the first place and where you lived before. Oh, I guess I'm asking for a memoir!!
    Karen

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  23. Hi Talli .. fantastic news - congratulations .. amazing set of connections .. and good for you for stepping out and getting on with life .. delighted to see you both on the Cotswold Way ..

    Cheers - Hilary

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  24. You've accomplished so much! What a wonderful photo of you & your hubby. Such a beautiful place, too!

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  25. Congrats!!! You've accomplished a lot in six years. Cheers to what the next six years hold!

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  26. Congratulations! Awesome story - would make for a great story, too. ;)

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  27. Happy Britaversary! Congrats. It turned out to be the perfect move for you.

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  28. Hi,

    Now there's a fab chick-lit waiting to be penned: Britaversary! ;)

    best
    F

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  29. Talli, I find you worthy of admiration, because I have also gone through the process of immigration. I know how difficult it is. You've done a great job :)

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  30. Congratulations! Such an amazing story. It's funny how life can change in an instant in ways you never imagined or expected.

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  31. Wow your hair is so dark. That's how you know a long time has passed.

    Happy Britaversary.

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  32. I just read your interview with Rebecca Bradley and loved it. It reminded me that I haven't been over here for a while. I think you've re-designed it since I last visited. I love your name surrounded by sparkly stars. Fits you perfectly since I suspect you're as sparkly as your writing. This is your genre. You're brilliant at it. And I can hardly wait to read Watching Willow Watts. That alliteration is awesome. A title to remember!

    Wow. What a long way you've come in only seven years. And how far you might go in the next seven! I'm happy for you!!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author

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  33. Congrats. And I want to mention I'm glad your blog is back.

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  34. Congratulations! I lived in the UK (Scotland) for three years before moving to the US and I sometimes miss it. I wish you even more blessings in the coming years.

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  35. Congratulations! You went on faith.

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  36. Congratulations! My roommate is from the UK and came to the US doing the same thing. Although she is not married or published, she's had similar experiences. What brought you over the pond in the first place?
    Ava

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  37. Britaversary! I love it! So glad you found home, love and a wonderful life!

    Congratulations on 6 years, that rebel, Olivia

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  38. wow look how much has happened in 6 years!! Wonder what the next 6 will bring!

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  39. wow look how much has happened in 6 years!! Wonder what the next 6 will bring!

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  40. What a six years it has been! Quite a journey

    Happy Britaversary!

    xx

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  41. Love that photograph, Talli. Congrats on finding happiness in the UK. I am so jealous!!

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  42. That photo is gorgeous! I dream of visiting London one day. :-)

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  43. You're adorable and he's a hunk! Yes, look how far you've come. It's amazing and exciting. You truly inspire me Talli!!

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  44. Happy Britaversary. What a wonderfully successful seven years you've had since your arrival too.

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  45. Congratulations Talli, you are a credit to Britain, good luck with your new book.

    Yvonne.

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  46. Happy Britaversary, Talli. I look at adventures like yours and *sigh* wish for one of my own! Inspiring. Brave. :)

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  47. Gosh that is amazing! Welld one and Congratulations Talli. :O)

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  48. Congrats on all the truly worthy finds in your life and according to the pictures, you have a new doo too :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  49. Congratulations on your Britaversary!

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  50. Here's to the UK! :-)

    Great picture btw, and the Cotswold Way is so beautiful. :-)

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  51. Very cool story - and a happy ending!

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  52. Congratulations on your anniversary! Yay for the UK!

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  53. That's a great achievement Talli. Well-done!

    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  54. And may you continue to be blessed! I can't think of anyone more deserving!

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  55. Congratulations - moving to a new country is one of the hardest things you can do - but finding love along the way certainly helps.

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  56. nice one.I think I arrived in the US about seven years ago, can't say I've achieved so much, tho

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  57. Aww, Talli, what a nice HEA. One of these days I'm going to have to find out your life story and why England.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  58. Yay! Happy Britaversary! Your story is one that should inspire us all - dreams really can come true.

    Ellie Garratt

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  59. Happy Belated Britaversary Talli!

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Coffee and wine for all!