This is the 99th and very last post from Life in the LA Bubble. To those regular readers this is of course an epilogue, whilst for those catching it for the very first time it will always be the introduction.
Three years ago in the summer of 2009 my husband commenced a work assignment in Pasadena, just north of Los Angeles; my teenage daughter and I moved from our rural home on the south coast of England to join him in the sunshine of California.
I was very much a reluctant alien, uprooted and transplanted, left to survive in a hostile environment, learning to adapt and acclimitise. I started this blog when I found myself at odds and struggling to cope with what at many times seemed the illogical and slightly surreal way of life that is LA. I missed my family, my friends, my British home comforts.
Three years on and we are now back in the UK. My husband is about to commence another work assignment in the deserts of Saudi Arabia, whilst the teenager and I are safely cocooned back in England.
Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read my posts, especially those who have made comments, either on line or to me personally. It is very much appreciated.
Life in the LA Bubble will hopefully remain floating in cyber-space for the foreseeable future; a permanent record of our trials and tribulations in LA, as well as providing a handful of helpful hints for prospective US immigrants. To anyone about to set out on such an adventure I wish good luck. Pack a good dose of patience, a great sense of humour, an open mind and you will be fine. If I can do it - anyone can do it.