It’s this time of year that makes me sad to be eventually leaving coastal Connecticut. Here we are, living right where the Revolutionary War was fought, celebrating Independence Day with that New England flair and flavor that I’ve always loved.
There are two neighborhood Facebook groups that I have joined. One for residents in Black Rock, Connecticut, where I live, and one for Mérida, where I will live. Right now, it’s hard to tell one from the other: mosquitoes are the big topic on both. Both groups are sharing recipes for homemade repellents. There are other similarities: local merchants promote their goods, people gripe about speed bumps and doggies and kitties are introduced for adoption. Where’s the best place for wings? People on both groups want to know.
The Black Rock community group started after storm Sandy, a horrible disaster that seems to have pulled our community closer. In Mérida, just the everyday challenges of adjusting to a new culture brings English-speaking expats together, to commiserate, squabble [Read more…]