At a Christmas market in Kampala, Uganda, in 2013, I bought a cute thing from an art teacher who created cute and useful things to supplement her income. I liked the quirkiness of her style, and I liked chatting to her, and who doesn't need an excuse to buy a cute thing? I still have… Continue reading Fresh Ideas and Getting Personal
Grab this badge for your blog! What I've Learned from #MayontheMove2020 Comments create connection Because I committed to commenting on every post (I'm not quite up to date at the time of writing, mind you!) it really brought home to me what I already knew but didn't always engage with. Following someone and liking their… Continue reading #MayontheMove2020: How was it for you?
Earlier this week I confirmed the details for the #MayontheMove2020 expat Instagram challenge, co-hosted by me and Erin of Oregon Girl Around the World. Click here if you missed it. We kick off tomorrow! Throughout the month of May you'll have 16 prompts to inspire you to share something on Instagram of your 'life on… Continue reading #MayontheMove2020 Inspiration
Calling all expats, repats, immigrants, internationals, and global nomads! Last year I put the #MayontheMove Instagram challenge out into the world for the first time, and I was so chuffed with how it turned out! I made new connections, built a community, and told parts of my story in a whole new way. At that… Continue reading Announcing #MayontheMove2020!
This is a longer read, so top up your beverage and settle in... It was overwhelming, that first week at home. Before I say more, I am not complaining. I have nothing to complain about. My family and I are healthy and comfortable in our home, with a garden, in a leafy neighbourhood threaded with… Continue reading I KonMari'd My Mind
For the last few weeks, rails in Danish shops have been fully stocked with children's costumes, alongside stacked pyramids of wooden barrels, while in supermarkets there are corners packed with colourful sweets. Roll out the barrel... Exchange the wooden barrels for orange and black decorations, and you'd think it was Halloween-in-early-spring. In fact, the event… Continue reading Fastelavn and Other Frolicking Feasts
(Click here to read this post in English.) Plus tôt ce mois, nous avons célébré une de nos traditions préférées. C’était le 6 janvier, l’épiphanie, donc nous avons mangé notre galette des rois, fait maison. Notre Galette des Rois Et oui, vous avez compris, ce n’est même pas écossais, cette tradition. Dans notre famille, entre… Continue reading Re-bonjour à ma Version Française
(Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français.) Earlier this month, on January 6th, the Frustrated Nester family enthusiastically took part in one of our favourite traditions: la Galette des Rois. Our Galette des Rois: puff pastry with a frangipane filling. A bean (fève) is hidden inside - whoever finds it wears the crown. You’ve… Continue reading Re-Bonjour to my Version Française
Does the term 'bucket list' raise your hackles? Bear with me, and I'd love to hear what you think in the comments. I was chatting to a friend in Congo who was what some might call a 'lifer' in the expat context; others would say immigrant. She was settled in the country for the foreseeable… Continue reading My Jutland Bucket List
When you visit Venice, do you want the whole of Venice? Do you want the Venice of sunrises and sunsets, sweet leisurely breakfasts, and crowd-free calli? Do you want at least a little taste of what the locals get from her? Do you want La Serenissima to give you an experience that sends you away… Continue reading How to Go Gently on Venice