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.

Bahrain Weekend

I realized I had four tickets I was going to lose if I didn’t get something booked, so, on a whim, I found a weekend in September that I knew our friends would all be back in town from their … Continue reading

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Kicking Horse Wedding

On Friday June 29th, we hit up the Superstore grocery and liquor stores, grabbed coffees and breakfast from Tim’s, and started the drive to the Kicking Horse Resort in B.C. where we would be spending the next 6 nights. The … Continue reading

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Cousins in Paris

After driving from Meaux, Dan and I arrived in Paris at the Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile on the afternoon of Friday, June 15th. We picked this hotel as we had some points to use up and it was conveniently located just … Continue reading

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King of Brie – Meaux

When my first cousin Jo-Anna mentioned they were planning on going to Europe on one of Tim’s business trips with the boys, we could not pass up the opportunity to meet them over the Eid al Fitr long weekend. We … Continue reading

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Beginning of Spring

As the snow was beginning to melt back in Canada, it was starting to heat up here in Abu Dhabi for May springtime. The first weekend of May, we had Spence over for make your own pizza night and then … Continue reading

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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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