Would you believe that in the last dew days, I have been approached by two different US production companies asking me if I'd be interested in doing a TV show on American expats? Both found me through this blog! It's crazy! I didn't think too many people read my blog! Unfortunately, one was about American expats with businesses and the other was looking for people who have bought a house in the last year. I don't qualify for either. I told them that if they ever want to do a show about an stay at home mom expat who nearly nine years on, still struggles to fit in socially and would like nothing more than to move back to the US - I'm their girl!
I quit smoking when I moved to the UK, mainly because I promised my husband I would. I did it for him, but not because I wanted to. I enjoyed smoking. I missed it, but quit successfully for many years until I went through a stressful time and started again. My relapse lasted over a year. The whole time, I was ashamed of myself. I hated the smell. I hated how I felt, I hated the health risks and I hated my lack of willpower. I've known a few people who have tried e-cigarettes. I was a skeptic. I thought it was going from one habit to another. The people I knew that tried it, always had it and were constantly sucking on it. It seemed to me they were more addicted to it then they were cigarettes. I don't know any smokers that constantly had a cigarette in their hand. Then in January, I saw a piece about it on the BBC News. I watched with interest thinking they were going to say that they have found it to be harmful. What they said was quite the o