Life of Ryrie is written by me, just me. Sarah Ryrie.
I am a mum of two little cherubs (according to their grandma!) T and J, and wife to Steve. Our Expat adventure has ended but the Family Tale never ends. Share our experiences, add your own and let’s revel in life’s colourful paintbox together.
Life is hectic and demanding at the best of times and having been thrown out of our comfort zone when we lived in German speaking (eek) Switzerland for a year the Life of Ryrie blog developed into my way of processing all the things that happened to us, both good and bad, as expats but more importantly as a family. If you are about to embark on an expat adventure with your family or if you are wondering what it’s like to up sticks and move to a country where you don’t speak the language then take a look through the archives, you might find a useful tip or just realise that you aren’t alone. Equally if you like an alternative way of looking at family life then add Life of Ryrie to your blog roll! I hope that it is an enjoyable, interesting, funny, thought provoking (delete as applicable) blog and if it connects with just one person going through similar situations then I feel that my purpose will have been served.
Previously we lived in the fantastically eclectic and enterprising Somerset town of Frome, having spent our single/early married days in Guildford working as Marketing Manager for ECCO Shoes UK. My misspent youth was at the University of Liverpool (studying English and Irish Studies, don’t ask) and Millfield School where I managed to study, and pass, a variety of A Levels and GSCEs. Somerset is my spiritual home, having lived there since birth with the odd spell at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London to undergo ‘treatment’ (read open heart surgery) for my congenital heart defect.
September 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm
Some interesting, readable stuff on here! I look forward to seeing more.
I particularly like your blog name – very clever 🙂 and catchy.
September 16, 2014 at 5:43 am
Thank you very much!
November 28, 2014 at 9:55 am
Love the name of your blog! I changed trains in Zug once and very amused to be getting on a “Zug” in Zug.
February 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm
Pretty interesting! Started following on twitter too.
February 17, 2015 at 8:53 am
August 23, 2015 at 2:29 pm
Sounds a very interesting blog Sarah. I have passed through Zug many times on trains when we have been holidaying in Switzerland! We live in Australia but emigrated here from the Uk nearly 25 years ago. My husband comes from Somerset and his family still live there (I’m originally from Yorkshire and we lived in London for 9 years before our move to Oz). For various reasons we have been coming back to the Uk once a year for the past few years and take in a holiday in Europe before heading back “down under”. Hence the Swiss trips! I love going there as a visitor but think it would be very different to try and settle there. Very best wishes with it all, Rosemary (Le Chic En Rose)
August 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm
Thank you Rosemary. Our adventures in Switzerland have been cut short but it’s scary how similar our family stories are – Somerset and Yorkshire (where my sister-in-law is from) and now Australia (my brother and his wife have just moved to Sydney)! Next time you go through Switzerland, jump off at Zug – it’s a lovely town . X
August 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm
That is a series of coincidences Sarah! Perhaps you’ll come out to visit Australia and Sydney one day?! I realised after I’d written my comment that it sounded like you were back in the UK again but you have some lovely photos of your time in Switzerland and hopefully will continue the blog. Yes I will try and explore Zug next time I’m in Switzerland, which I’m hoping might be next year 🙂
August 23, 2015 at 3:53 pm
With luck and a healthy bank balance Sydney should be on the cards for next year! x