What happens when two almost empty nesters move from London to Manhattan, leaving  (practically all grown-up) kids, dogs and the family home behind? What’s the stuff they notice? What surprises and delights them, horrifies them, makes them laugh? What on earth does the L2 – that’s US visa speak for the one who isn’t allowed to work – do all day while the L1 is at the office?

If you’re a friend or family member of L1 or L2 or both of us,  hello and welcome and we miss you – don’t forget about us. If you’re someone who’s just curious about the answers to all those questions, who’s interested in how cities and cultures differ from one another, welcome to you too.

I’m loving being here in this great city. I hope you enjoy my reflections on the experience.