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Pedialyte? ‘James Bond’ Star Daniel Craig Swears By This Bizarre Hangover Cure

Pedialyte? ‘James Bond’ Star Daniel Craig Swears By This Bizarre Hangover Cure

Daniel Craig revealed in an interview with DuJour magazine that he imbibes this kid’s drink to stay afloat the next day

“One Pedialyte, shaken, not stirred.”

Since the dawn of time (or at least since human beings discovered alcohol), there have been endless claims of hangover cures, from the innocuous (coffee, water, or sleeping it off), to bizarre remedies like drinking buffalo milk in Namibia.But when it comes to swearing off the “morning after” blues, there’s no one we’d trust more than James Bond, who drinks more than his fair share of martinis but never seems to suffer the next morning.

Daniel Craig recently revealed in an interview with DuJour Magazine that his favorite hangover remedy is Pedialyte, that’s right: the kid’s drink that prevents dehydration in adults.

“There’s this thing called Pedialyte,” he told DuJour. “It’s basically a diuretic; you give it to kids who are dehydrated. If you wake up in the morning and you’ve got one of those on standby and you down the whole lot… you can carry on drinking!”

And he isn’t the only one who’s into it. Pedialyte has been making the rounds as a unique, “miracle” hangover cure for years. Experts say this makes sense, since the electrolytes in Pedialyte ward off dehydration. Pedialyte’s “See the Lyte” marketing campaign markets to adults with a wink, nod, and a promise to eliminate your “rough morning.”


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


Category: Uncategorized

Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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Hey there! Long time no see (talk). Bet you thought that I was done writing in this thing. Truthfully, I thought that I was too. Writing a diary was becoming tedious and made me feel anxious so to solve the problem I stopped. Now, after 5 months I felt that an update was necessary. Our lives have changed SO much in such a short amount of time.

April – I went to an amazing large structures flower class. Out of 16 students there, I was the only one that wasn’t a professional florist. To me that solidifies that I can do this. Jordan knows (and now you all do too – hold me accountable!!) that my life goal upon moving back to the US is starting my own floral business. My hopes and dreams are to style events, restaurants, hotels, and small businesses. I’m interested in creating custom arrangements for locals as well because everyone loves fresh flowers. : )

We got our lil Wally the middle of the month – earlier that we thought. Man, I’ve always been an animal lover but this guy seriously brightens every.single.day. He has a HUGE personality that is somehow eerily the perfect (I think) combination of Jordan and I. Wally likes his schedules, is OCD (MUST walk over all the shoes by the door before going outside), looooooooooves food, and is the best snuggler. I’ll let you decide where he gets those traits from. Our lives would be boring without the lil fellow.

May – The month of visitors! My childhood friend Jeff stayed with us on and off throughout the month while he did some traveling on his 11 month journey abroad. Seeing a familiar face after not seeing ANYONE we knew for 8 months was great. I’ve known Jeff since 1 st grade and it was hysterical reminiscing with him and joking about friends. Bonus for us – he’s basically a chef. We ate VERY well when Jeff was here.

Lea (you might know her as Vienna Glenn, our wedding photog) was here next. She was taking her first solo international trip throughout Europe, and Scotland was her first stop. It was so nice to catch up with her and take her to some of my most favorite local restaurants. She’s a girl after my own heart and truly appreciates good food. We had a great time walking about Glasgow (she brought infinite amounts of sunshine with her) and exploring.

Betsy stayed here for a few nights while also exploring Europe on her own before she began an internship program in Beijing for six weeks. We worked at the Princess together in Scottsdale and are seriously two peas in a pod. Get the two of us in a room together and we don’t skip a beat – no matter how much time has passed. We explored Glasgow, went to the Edinburgh Castle and surprisingly learned a decent amount about Scotland, and ate lots of food. She’s not a dog person but I like to think she holds a special place in her heart for Wally. : ) lol

Finally, the month concluded and June began with the long anticipated visit from my Mom. She was here for seven days but it felt like seven minutes. The entire time that she was here all we did was go, go go! Being the allstar that she is, the Edinburgh half marathon was on her to-do list while she was here. We took the train there, stayed in a cute Airbnb, ate dinner at a suuuuuper yummy place (Blackbird), and enjoyed how peaceful and beautiful Edinburgh is. Race day was a tad stressful because ubers were scarce and getting to the starting line was a challenge but she did it! I was so proud of her for not only running the race and kicking butt, but also navigating a foreign city on her own. GO mom! We shopped a bit after the run and then took the train back to Glasgow. We needed to pack and prepare to go back to Edinburgh the next day to leave for Copenhagen! The last time I was in Copenhagen was a wintery weekend in November when all the Christmas markets were going on. Boy, is the spring/summer time different! The weather was fantastic (SO warm! Mid 80s) with the exception of one day where we got poured on. I admit, there were one too many Kath Wraths, but overall we had a blast. In true Katie fashion Nance had no choice but to visit Christiania which was PACKED compared to the winter. No joke, people everywhere, clouds of weed, puppies – it was nuts!! Do people actually work in Copenhagen? We seriously must’ve walked 10 miles each day. Our feet were so sore by the end of the trip. I think one of my favorite things we did though was sit on the bridge and people watch. Our Airbnb host told us from 4:30 – 5:15PM we’d see 30,000 bikes go by. It was insane! All ages too – from lil kids with training wheels to older folks just out for a stroll. The best part was that we drank beers in the open, with our shoes off, soaking up the sun, just spending time together. Definitely one memory I’ll cherish all my life. Having my mom here meant the world to me. Living so far away from her is hard but it was fantastic to share this experience with her. ❤

June – Jordan and I booked a trip to the Isle of Skye. (Google Skye Fairy Pools) Words cannot describe the beauty that we saw. I sounded like a broken record but it felt like we were in a movie. Endless green hills and mountains, sheep running literally everywhere, waterfalls, and wildflowers. It was magical. I didn’t feel very well the entire trip (now we know why lol) but I made the most of it. Watching Wally run around like a madman was great. He sure does love the outdoors!

We also discovered some other exciting news – Baby B was coming. I’m super in tune with my body and realized within two weeks that I was pregnant. Initially I thought that I had a reaaaaally bad flu bug but then it didn’t seem to add up. Surprisingly enough, secrets are also not my thing. It’s probably why we planned our wedding three weeks out. I wouldn’t have been able to keep that secret much longer than three weeks. Now imagine how hard it was to wait TWELVE whole weeks to spill the beans about Baby B. (I didn’t. haha Slowly but surely we told people before the social media post came.) I’m pretty sure that I slept through the majority of June and July. Growing a baby is tiring work!!

One thing that does stick out though in July was the fact that I worked for a London based company on the 4 th of July. I kept saying to people, “Oh, it’s the 4 th of July!” They’d respond back awkwardly, “Yeah, I guess it is.” I’m a red, white, and blue American. Nothing will ever change that. I wished so badly we were somewhere, anywhere in the states watching fireworks go off and grilling hot dogs. Next year – another goal I hope you hold me to!!

August – The morning sickness (which for me was all day sickness) started to fade and we were allowed to tell the masses! What an exciting time! Baby B was and is showered with so much love and excitement. We cannot wait to meet our little guy or gal in February!

September – And this brings me to today. Tomorrow marks my one year anniversary in Glasgow. It feels like just yesterday I was boarding my flight in Detroit to start this journey and new like in the UK. I’ve lived here longer than I lived in San Francisco. Sometimes that’s hard for me to believe. Where has the time gone? How does it slip away so quickly the older that I get? Man, this past year has been one for the books though! We moved to a new country, travelled more than we have ever before in our lives, got a puppy, and found out we’re going to become parents. Life is crazy I tell you. Crazy in a good way though. In the last year I’ve experience almost any emotion you can imagine – excitement, happiness, fear, sadness, loneliness, joy, love, surprise, wonder, pride, homesickness, relaxation, anticipation, kindness, respect, and hope to name a few. I’m forever thankful for my husband and the life that we have created together. We’re two goofy kids in love that are figuring it out as we go… and I LOVE it!

The future – I promise to start updating this blog again but not with daily activities. We live normal, everyday lives just like you so no need for you to know that Jordan worked, I played with Wally, and it rained all day. Haha Moving forward my intention is to write about things that we experience or notice in Glasgow / our travels. Get ready to learn more about the folks of the UK : )

Most importantly though, thank you. Thank you for loving us endlessly and supporting us even though we are far away. We can feel your thoughts, prayers, and well wishes. They mean the world to us. Cheers to our first year in Glasgow, and to the next year ahead. Boy oh boy, if we thought that this year was a doozy – let’s try adding a baby into the Bridgemans Abroad mix. ❤


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