Looking around the web the other week for some supporting articles on subjects I was researching for this blog, I kept falling upon 'ex-pat' websites. Sites like 'Expatica', 'expat.com' and 'Internations' to name just a few - full of references to 'ex-pats' all over the world. Today I started to look at the kinds of … Continue reading Time to knock the expats on the head?
I wish I could remember her name. When we one day move to a house again and get our stuff out of storage I’ll find my old travel diary and find out. Not that it makes a big difference. She was so sassy. Had such confidence. Such ease. When one of the guys came back … Continue reading When I met… Francis Ford Coppola
Since it snowed a lot, we’ve done some skiing. I don’t think I mentioned that it snowed a lot. Well it really and truly did. And it scared me. When you grow up in southern England, the idea of snow being scarey seems ridiculous. Snow is exciting. It’s unusual, and when it happens it’s a … Continue reading S’no Fear
So I started researching this article by Googling things like ‘Filthy look, French’. That delivered lots of translations and suggestions for how to say ‘filthy look’ in French. I tried, ‘French, France, dirty look’ and got articles expressing an opinion that the French are none too clean (hmmm, our own showering rate has definitely declined … Continue reading The Look: how the French make you squirm
It’s not that her London life is destroying her, but it’s not inspiring her, either. And the fact is, Naomi’s in love - with New Zealand.
Ripping yourself out of your relatively easy life isn't all that easy, however much you want to do it. First leaving My first adult memory of properly leaving was, I suppose, going off to university. If you can call that adult, which it barely is. I was glad to go - I needed the break … Continue reading The challenges of change
Our day begins On a weekday at 7:05am (cos we don’t like 7am - too early!) alarm goes off. One of us (usually me at the mo) gets out of bed to turn it off & throw open the curtains to see what we’ve got today. TODAY = THE SUN COMING UP ON THE … Continue reading Fitting in: 29m2, 4 humans, 1 cat, 1 hamster