The Trailer

Welcome to Trumbley, Madly, Deeply , a blog about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, set on two continents.

My husband is American, I’m British. We’ve worked through two years as a long distance marriage, a lot of visa paperwork and the loss of my father.  We continue to work towards our happy-ever-after in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I’m also step-mum to three wonderful children, and servant to a rather smart terrier who thinks he is a wookie.

I started this blog to chart our adventures in love, family, visa applications and the two countries famously divided by a common language.

These days I’m blogging about my day to day experiences as an immigrant and our occasional adventures in this beautiful country.

If you are looking for visa information and a step-by-step walk through of our process, look for the posts in the Immigration section. They are all tagged Visa Process.  I’m happy to answer questions, but I’m not a lawyer and everything is based purely on our experience and I make no guarantees the same will work for you – all cases are different.

If you are looking for things to do, I have a small list of Roadtrip Treasures, which I write about as we come across them. I now collect waterfalls as the UP is famous for them.



Truly Madly Deeply is, in addition to being the inspiration for this blog title,(for more on this see my post here) a wonderful British romantic drama from the 90s and a nifty song by Savage Garden – apologies if you came here looking for them.

Wikipedia says Truly, Madly, Deeply is a 1990 British fantasy music drama film made for the BBC‘s Screen Two series. The film, written and directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman.

You can buy it here in the UK:  Truly Madly Deeply [DVD] [1991]

13 thoughts on “The Trailer

  1. I’ve wanted to see that movie for years. I should move it to a higher priority—I love Alan Rickman! Tick, tick, tick, hope the time flies for you. And thank you for following my blog!

  2. Hi. Love your Blog and wish you luck in the whole process. I am in the UK at the start of the visa process so I can be with my American husband in the states, can you just tell me how did you pay the fees? It says it has to come from a US bank but I don’t have an account over there, is it ok if my husband pays for me? Thank you

    1. Hi there, thank you for visiting the blog, congratulations and good luck with the start of your journey. My husband has paid all our fees online from his bank account. We have recently added me to the account so that it is a joint account. If you can also do this, it is helpful for establishing your relationship when it comes to the visa package. 🙂

  3. https://betweenenglandandiowa.wordpress.com/ This is my Blog. I would love to know how you cope with the healthcare in the states. It is one thing that really worries me when I eventually move over from the UK where I’m used to ‘free’ treatment. How do Americans ever save money when insurance is so ridiculously expensive (signed in on here under my mum who joined on my behalf)

    1. Thank you for visiting, I love your blog, it seems like we are having very similar experiences with the process! With health insurance, I’m in the lucky position of being on my husband’s insurance which he currently gets through his union. As far as I can tell, it does come as a benefit with lots of jobs. We have checked that the meds I take for my fibromyalgia are available, but I guess I won’t really know what it is like until I am there. Top tip, if you wear glasses, stock up before you go, insanely expensive in the USA, we got JT an eye test and glasses for just over half of what he would have paid for an eye test alone over there.

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