About me and my blog

FB ProfileI was born in 1971 and married Jenni in 2002. We had Stanley in 2004 and Carla in 2007.Β On June 1 2011 Jenni took a job that required a relocation from Surrey in England to Boca Raton in Florida.

I post about anything that occurs to me, but it’s usually about the kids, traveling, living as an expat in Florida or some combination of those things.

The opinions expressed in this blog are largely stolen from other people and are subject to change without notice. I do post about products and services from time to time if I feel strongly about them but please…this is not a “PR friendly” blog; I don’t endorse anything for money, freebies or reader giveaways. On the other hand, if you have a blog that I might be interested in, do leave a comment or send me a tweet. I publish and reply to anything that isn’t spam.

6 Responses to About me and my blog

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  2. Hi
    Have just discovered your blog via expat-blog, which I’ve also just found.
    Enjoying your posts and the gorgeous pictures of Florida sunshine and those lovely kids!
    I’m a ‘trailing spouse’, which is something I didn’t know existed until a few months ago, though I guess I’m more typical in being the wife/mother than the Dad. Impressed by that!
    Our 19-year-old agreed to come with us, which is wonderful, as we would miss her terribly if she’d stayed in Australia, and it is great to share the experience, but 19-year-olds don’t keep you busy or involve you in their lives the way the young ones do.
    We’ve seen quite a lot of the US over the years as tourists, but have our first trip to Florida planned for after Christmas, so really enjoyed seeing that too.
    I’ve started a blog here too, (Faculty Wife, thefacultywifelife.blogspot.com) because it was a requirement of a course I’m taking. It’s good to try and keep perspective and think through ideas and the ups and downs.
    Good luck with your continued blogging and I’ll enjoy reading more.
    Would it be OK if I do a link to this site on my blog?


    • Hi Stephanie!

      Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. You’re most welcome to link to the blog! I’ll certainly take a look at your blog. Let me know if there’s anything I might be able to tell you about Florida before your trip!


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  4. Joyce says:

    Dear TrailingHusband ,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in United States, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,

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