Thursday, October 25, 2012

What We're Bringing Back

When we left for Aberdeen in May, we already had an October trip to the States on the books. It was comforting to know that if we forgot to bring any essentials with us, we’d be back in Louisiana to restock before long.
So, what items are we bringing back? Mostly clothes. When we were preparing for the move, all of the US stores had their summer lines out, none of which were UK appropriate. Our timing for this home trip was perfect for the new Fall and Winter lines so we scooped up plenty of sweaters, corduroys, tights, and boots.

I also loaded up on cetaphil face wash which I haven’t been able to find in Aberdeen. We’ve been able to find great food in Scotland, though we do miss certain junk food items. Some examples are low fat popcorn, peanut butter m&ms, peanut butter cookie mix and dark chocolate raisinettes.
I’m not as scared of porridge as I used to be, but I bought a months worth of oatmeal as a special treat.

We’ve also been jonesing for our favorite TV shows so we bought the first season of Game of Thrones, Season 6 of Dexter, and Season 1-2 of Downton Abbey.
It was hard to resist Season 3 of Modern Family and ever harder to bypass the Complete Series of Dawson’s Creek, but we had to draw the line somewhere. Maybe next time, Joey Potter. We plan on signing up for LoveFilm which is the British version of Netflix, just as soon as we purchase a UK/Universal DVD player. If anybody has any hints at where to find one of these, please let me know.

Other essentials on the shopping list were printer-ink, camera lenses, headphones and breadcrumbs. And of course, we have to pay it forward by smuggling in some goodies for our American friends back in Aberdeen. I’ve got a few days left, so if any of you want me to stuff anything in my suitcase, speak now or forever miss your Twizzlers.


  1. I would like to point out that Downton Abbey is a BBC show... :-)

    1. Very true:) Gotta give the Brits credit for that one!

  2. I've been meaning to ask you! On the boot front, what do you suggest? I have a pair of suede cold-weather, water resistant boots and wellies, and am wondering if I need some real snow boots or if I could get by with a pair of leather ones. Decisions, decisions!

    1. Hmmm...I haven't been through much winter here yet, so I'm not positive on the snow boot front. Last Winter it only snowed about 4 times so you could probably get by without them depending on how bad the winter is. I just have wellies, ugg walking boots, and a nice waterproof pair of hiking boots, so we'll see if those are sufficient for the snowfall in Aberdeen:) When will you get here?