Simone Ain’t No Hollaback Girl

Simone Sings the Wiggly Woo Song (with a cute British accent!)

For those of you on “Simone’s British Accent Watch”, check out this video of her singing “Wiggly Woo”:

Our Trip to Disneyland & Paris

For Simone’s school break, we decided to take her to the Most Crowded Place on Earth Happiest Place on Earth – Disneyland Paris! Also, for Sarah and I, we also went to the Most Romantic Place on Earth (except when you have a yappy 5-year old following you around everywhere) – Regular Paris!

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Disneyland Paris Video Preview!

I’ll write more about our recent trip to Disneyland Paris and Regular Paris later, but for now take a ride with us on the Mad Hatter’s Teacups…

Simone Tells a Story

During dinner on our last night in Nice, Simone was making up all kinds of stories for us. I captured this one on video about a baby dragon…

A Walk to Simone’s School

Every morning I take Simone to school via 2 London public transportation buses. It’s super fun (he said sarcastically)! Without Simone with me, I can walk the distance faster than the bus can take me, so to save some time and get some exercise I walk back home. Then in the afternoon, I walk back […]

The Explicit Post (aka A Bad Morning)

For those of you who know me, I like to intersperse the occasional descriptive “adult” word in my speech. It’s true, I throw down expletives all the time! I have made a conscience effort, however, to leave the naughty words out of this blog because I want anyone to be able to read it…including Simone […]

Tribulations and Accents

So, I must apologize again for not posting more often. I want our blog to be very honest about our experiences here, but there are some subjects that are simply too private to post on a website for the whole world to see. A lot of great stuff has been happening, of course, but my […]

London Updates

Since I haven’t been posting very often, it’s difficult to figure out what to write about…too much is happening! This has been a red-letter week since we finally, finally got real-live internet access of our very own! You would expect that living in one of the world’s largest and most metropolitan cities, you could just […]


I spoke with a very nice recruiter this morning (I am not being sarcastic) who told me there would be a rather slim chance that I could find permenant employment in the UK with no post grad experience. These are my new plans…

A. Cry, Drink, blame Eric, even though he has done nothing wrong


School Days!

Good news! Simone has been offered a place at Coppetts Wood Primary School this Fall! It is a state school, but it is competitive to get into the good schools so we couldn’t be happier. Coppetts Wood is located in North London near Alexandra Park. The school is located in the borrough of Barnet which […]

Moving Updates

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything, so here’s the latest updates:

We officially moved out of our house on Friday, April 25th. It’s over. It’s done. There’s no going back. Driving truckloads of our stuff (which I thought we sold!) to Sarah’s parents all day and coming back to our empty house was very […]

Goooooo Shears!

So, there’s actually a reason we called our website Go Shears! A couple of years ago when Simone was not quite 2, she was kind of grumpy and Sarah and I were trying to rally her. So we knelt down and all put our hands in the middle on top of one another. Then Sarah […]