The Sceptical Expat lost in Chicago

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The Sceptical Expat lost in Chicago
I’m a 30something British academic who has just moved from Britain to Chicago with my husband, also an academic, who’s got a job here.
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  • Syntactical drift 9 months ago I’ve been a bit coy about my area of academic expertise on the blog up to now, but here is where I half-out myself: I am a person who used to study syntax. M and I thought we were pretty … Continue reading →
  • Porch culture 10 months ago This post is dedicated to J, L and Z, our first and best guides through American culture, whose fine porch swing is pictured above.  There was a porch on the house where I grew up, in the north of England, … Continue reading →
  • Cake 10 months ago I’m feeling emotional today after saying our first goodbye. So this is by way of a consolatory post where I remind myself that all is not lost: we may be losing some friends, but we are returning to the land … Continue reading →
  • Log cabins 11 months ago With a few months left in America, we started in April to tick off (or check off, as people here say) some trips that we felt sure were essential to a full American experience. First up: the log cabin. To … Continue reading →
  • Repatriation 11 months ago It’s coming. Our time in America is almost over. I’ve booked our flights, I’ve got a job starting in September, and I even have a man coming to give me a quote for moving our personal effects (I love how … Continue reading →

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