Firstly, I just wanted to say thank you for coming on this journey with me. While I do miss Red Hill and my family and friends, it’s pretty darn fabulous living in the USA right now. I hope you enjoy this ride.
As I’ve mentioned previously, we’re over here in San Francisco with my husband’s business. We’ve settled in nicely to our SoMa pad (found via Air bnb), and shortly we’ll be moving to The Mission (though we’re really not certain how long we’ll be there). I have plans in May to visit one of my bffs in Utah, and then I’ll be in Austin at BlogHer Food in June. We’ll also be in NYC at some point (we might as well see what we can while we’re here, right?). Phew!
But back to San Francisco…
I thought i’d give you a snapshot of my days here. They feel entirely fanciful, however this is absolutely my reality right now and so I’m trying to soak it all up. While Ben and I were apart for three months at the start of this year (that was fun…), I worked really hard and saved money and knew that this dream was at the end of it all. And now we’re here I’m trying to not apologise for it (a weird habit I have) and just focus on what I’m so very good at doing – living well, nurturing my mind and body and soul and spoiling my hard-working husband.
My San Francisco mornings are spent powerwalking to the shops for milk, yoghurt and other necessities. On the playlist as I walk? This lass, this guy and these two hilarious ladies. I’m walking and smiling, most days. Once home, I’ll usually make breakfast for Ben before he heads off to the office…
…and have breakfast myself. Lately, bread has been on my mind. And avocado.
Then it’s time for exploring and reading and writing and wandering…
Or maybe a salad and some smoked trout, all from Trader Joe’s.
Or maybe often always waffles? Done.
Afternoon coffee date? No worries, we’ve found a solid amount of quality coffee here in the USA. Sightglass coffee has become a favourite. It’s dangerously close to home. Meeting Maddy from the beautiful Popbasic for coffee dates and other catchups all over town has been a real treat.
Dinner may be at home with farmers market goodies. Did someone say slow-cooked brisket?…
Or maybe WholeFoods salad/hot food bar. I can’t help myself. It’s so close to home!
But often we’re out and about. Eating out can be quite cheap and it’s convenient, as we really aren’t sure how the days will pan out.
If we’re keen, evenings might involve a wine or beer date (SoMa is not short of fantastic drinking options). Maybe we’ll be at a pitch event in Silicon Valley…
…or walking home on a high after an NBA game.
These are my San Francisco days. These days are really something special. Life is most sincerely sweet.