Reversepilgrims Blog

a northwest family moves to the UK

The Reverse Pilgrims May 10, 2010

This is the story of a family from Washington (the state) moving to Lincolnshire, England.

Why Reverse Pilgrims? When we first proposed the idea of moving to the UK at the dinner table, our kindergartener thought a moment and replied, “We’d be like reverse pilgrims!” (In many ways, yes, but we’ll forego attempting to displace the natives, hosting revolutionary tea parties and signing declarations of independence.)

The opportunity to transfer overseas came completely out of the blue. We are not in the military and had no plans for moving for at least the next 18 years. The parents are excited, the kids are angry, and sometimes we trade around. It isn’t exactly European Vacation, although that movie seems a lot funnier now. We are just trying to enjoy the experience and maybe even learn a little something along the way.

Welcome to our adventures as told by me, the mom.


2 Responses to “The Reverse Pilgrims”

  1. Gareth Says:


    I stumbled into your blog while looking for a picture of toad in the hole 🙂

    I’m a Brit who moved to the USA 11 years ago, and I enjoyed reading your blog (I went back to the beginning).

    I’m sure you’ve already read it, but if not Bill Bryson’s Notes From A Small Island would be a good primer to the peculiarities of the British.

    I’ve subscribed 🙂

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