Author Archives: rrettenmier

About rrettenmier

In September 2010, Dan and I received working visas for the United Kingdom. We sold our condo, quit our jobs and packed our bags to move to London. This blog (though a few months late) is designed to update our friends and family back home about where we are and what we are up to.

March Madness

After the move, we started getting settled in the new pad. We had barely unpacked and found out we had an unexpected friend in town from Canada. Jesse McLeay was visiting for work and dropped us a line. We gave … Continue reading

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Dry-iet January

After all that eating and drinking over the holidays it was not surprising when we both stepped on the scale to see we had put on some pounds. So after New Year’s Day we went on a “Dry” month challenge … Continue reading

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Christmas in Abu Dhabi

With the last of our vacation days used to go home for a wedding in October, we knew we would not be coming home for Christmas this year. Thus, we decided to make the month of December as festive as … Continue reading

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Phuket Getaway

On November 30th, we flew to the island of Phuket for a relaxing 4 day weekend. It was a public holiday in the UAE and we had Thursday and Sunday off. We arrived in the evening and took our airport … Continue reading

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Casablanca Conference

It all came about very last minute but I was on my way to Casablanca to attend a conference with a number of my colleagues. We arrived in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 12th and checked into the … Continue reading

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Welcome Home

I arrived back to Abu Dhabi early in the morning on Sunday, October 1st where Dan greeted me at the airport before dropping me off as he headed into work. I had a quick rest and then started to unpack … Continue reading

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Last Month in Berlin

After seeing Mom and Dan off in Frankfurt on September 5th, I was headed back to Berlin where I had less than 1 month left. That week, I had dinner with a colleague along the Spree and attended an Internations … Continue reading

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