Nicola Morrison


About Nicola Morrison

I'm a grammar geek, content editor and writer, with a love of travel. Originally from Northern Ireland, I moved to Wales to go to university and never looked back, moving on to England, then Australia, and back to England before landing in the Bay Area in 2014. Having grown up with American TV I wasn't expecting to experience culture shock here but I was surprised by how many things were different. Drivers' inability to use their indicators (turn signals) here still frustrates me on a daily basis! But I have fallen in love with California and enjoy good coffee and Asian food and road tripping around this great state with my family.

Catch the Spirit: Halloween 2016

We arrived in the US in August, so the first major American holiday we experienced, and one of the most exciting for the kids, was Halloween. We’d all seen enough American TV shows to know that Halloween was a big deal here, not at all like at home in the UK, and when piles of pumpkins and giant inflatable decorations started appearing in the stores in September (not to mention pumpkin-flavored everything in Trader Joe’s) the kids were overjoyed. From low-key to all out In the UK, Halloween is pretty low-key. Not many people decorate their house and kids only […]