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a sad farewell to the UK


We officially became a family of three on 22 December 2010. Gorgeous Zavian Kalghatgi Nazef (a 6 lbs, 1 oz bundle of delight) joined us and kick started the planning of our new life, and our new adventure.


Once Zavian came, we set ourselves a deadline of mid June to return from Edinburgh, our home for the last four years, to Boston. If we came later, we could possibly encounter some issues with Naim's greencard. So, Naim worked hard to finish up his PhD in Organic Synthesis in the Greaney Group at The University of Edinburgh. I worked hard at learning to become a mum, and we packed up our wee flat and headed to Lancashire to spend a month with Naim's family before going stateside.

Lancashire was great, and rainy. :) Lots of time with Naim's dad, mum, sister Sulin, Marc and little Zenou. There were many days spent getting ready for the move and trip, including the amazing help of Naim's dad, Ahcene, with our shipment, helping us sell the car, amongst other things! We had a lovely family getaway to the Cotswolds, went to a gorgeous sangeet and wedding of the Gupta family and had a few Scrabble matches (no wins from our end unfortunately). Naim's mum helped us a lot, and there were a few firsts in her house for Zavian...highlights include his first taste of food and first cold! Achoo!


We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in Edinburgh, got to know an amazing city, enjoyed many Edinburgh Fringe festivals, made new friends and gave birth to our baby boy in this fabulous place. It was very hard to say goodbye to our family and friends in the UK!

Posted by jknazef 04:30 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged edinburgh moving Comments (0)

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