About Tara Moyle

What happens when you take a sun-worshipping professional spinster/English teacher from the US, marry her off and set her down in the cold, rainy UK with her competitive target shooter tech guy husband? Much hilarity ensues, plus maybe a little whinging, hand-wringing, and just a hint of panic. Join our heroine as she attempts to drive in the UK, navigates the joys of looking for work in this overly-abundant economic climate, and explores her new environs when she actually manages to get out of her pajamas. Thanks for taking a peek at my posts.

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16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley
    Nov 16, 2010 @ 20:30:34

    Hi! I’m also an American looking into moving to the UK to be with my fiance in Brighton 🙂 I was wondering if I could pick your brain for any advice on what you and your hubby went through? I would really appreciate it!

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    • taramoyle
      Nov 27, 2010 @ 02:59:25

      Hi Ashley,

      Apologies for the long response time! I just sent you an email. Cheers for reading, and hope to chat with you more online.

      Tara

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  2. Jacqui
    Nov 30, 2010 @ 15:53:50

    Love the Nov 9 post! All’s well at ARGS.

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  3. Tina Patterson
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 03:49:50

    I’m still so proud of the committed spinster’s leap into expat marriage – kind of makes me want to have hope…kind of…

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    • taramoyle
      Jan 13, 2011 @ 04:45:46

      A tough transition, Ms. P., so relish your currently unpredictable days. I’m sure you won’t stay footloose for long–you should definitely have hope! You look adorable in the pic with your history teacher. Even though I can’t officially call myself a spinster anymore, I’m still starting a spinster refuge–lots of cats, tea, and books. One drops in and out as she pleases. A Refuge of One’s Own. When you need a break from your dude you can drop in and give us a solid policy lesson.

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  4. Cori
    Feb 15, 2011 @ 20:27:45

    Found you on the expat blog website. I too am an American living here in England (2.5 years). I resonate deeply with dodging slugs (especially in my kitchen–YUCK! No one warned me about that!) I have a UK driver’s license and have finally learned a bit of maneuvering. Feel free to visit me at http://anderbergadventure.blogspot.com and do let me know if you need anything!!

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  5. Astrid
    Mar 15, 2011 @ 12:43:57

    Ha! There seem to be a lot of us Americans dodging slugs! Great site, I enjoy the e-commiserating. Since I DO work in publishing, shoot me an email and maybe we can talk about the freelance options.

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  6. nicole
    Mar 16, 2011 @ 20:43:35

    I love your blog! I’m moving to the Kent area next year. I’ll be by myself for a few months at least, since my husband is American and will need a visa (I’m a German citizen… raised American). I’m mostly excited, kind of scared, and your blog really has helped me. I love the pics! Didn’t know about the slugs… I remember there were a few slugs in Germany, but nothing like what I’ve been reading here lol.

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    • taramoyle
      Mar 17, 2011 @ 14:36:29

      Hi Nicole, and I’m so glad my blog has helped give you a taste of life in Kent. That made my day. 🙂 My situation is a bit extreme–moving into my husband’s bachelor pad in a really dense area, but other parts are very green and woodsy. What part of Kent will you be in? Yeah, the slugs are really gross, but we’ve had a nice reprieve during the winter. Time to put the little cups of beer out in the garden though after not too long….

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  7. Calliste
    Mar 28, 2011 @ 09:34:35

    Hi Tara,

    I really do enjoy your blog. (I am a South African expat living in Kent).
    And yeah the slugs are gross!lol

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    • taramoyle
      Mar 28, 2011 @ 14:50:57

      Hi Calliste,

      Thanks for reading and commenting! I just saw my very first slug (or snail, hard to tell) trail in the garden this afternoon. Ahhh, spring. 😉
      Hope things are going well for you in Kent!
      Tara

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  8. Renee Summers
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 13:59:25

    Hi Tara,

    I’ve never had a problem with subscribing to a WordPress blog, but each time I enter my email address in your subscription area, it tells me that I’m unsuccessful…Just a heads up as others might be experiencing the same!

    Renee

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    • taramoyle
      Nov 16, 2011 @ 12:11:17

      So sorry about that Renee. How annoying. Thanks very much for letting me know. I will work on fixing that today and will let you know if I get it sorted out!

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    • taramoyle
      Nov 25, 2011 @ 17:17:36

      My IT guy checked it out Renee and he couldn’t find a problem. Hope you are able to sign up!

      Reply

  9. Micki Davis
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 13:45:09

    Hi Tara,
    I am a former English teacher/public library director from Arizona…now living in the UK with my very “Yorkshire” husband. Have enjoyed your blog. Can’t wait to see what you do next.
    Micki

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    • taramoyle
      Mar 22, 2012 @ 19:26:29

      Hey Micki! (Oh boy, if you are of my generation–X–Hey Micki brings a certain tune to one’s ears…that must be fun!) Drop me a line thru gmail if you like (just name name, all smalls). Would love to compare notes. So glad to hear you’ve enjoyed BPRB!

      Reply

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