[Lip-syncing: Fallin'] Alicia Keys is playing from the speaker in the corner. I’m enjoying it not just because I’m transported back to Saturday afternoons with Trevor Nelson on Radio 1, in my sunny yellow flat, the first flat I owned. My first self-created nest. But also because the music is…not loud…but insistently present. I have… Continue reading Sketch: Saudade on a Saturday afternoon
#2020yearof… Do the Next Right Thing I'm writing a series of posts here and on Instagram about how 2020 will always count. Read more about why here. I only got around to watching Frozen 2 in the second half of this year, after Disney+ arrived in Denmark. (I wish everything Frozen wasn’t so heavily marketed… Continue reading Do the Next Right Thing
#2020yearof… The Mandalorian. I'm writing a series of posts here and on Instagram about how 2020 will always count. Read more about why here. (Spoiler alert, if you don't want to know any surprises from S2E5.) Back in March, with school closed, we started what became a family tradition. Every Friday evening, the constant rolling… Continue reading The Family Force
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
Something brewing... If you’ve been following me on Instagram you know there’s been something brewing. It’s finally time for me to stop with the Big Talk and take action. Before I started using Instagram, back in 2015, I figured I certainly had more than enough social media in my life with the pernicious Facebook. But… Continue reading Announcing #MayontheMove2019!
Back in September, MT* spent about 10 days on a solo holiday, enjoying a reunion with a group of friends who had travelled together back in the day. The timing wasn't great, given that I’d not quite recovered from six weeks of solo parenting in the summer holidays. But I was happy for him to… Continue reading Things You Never Said to my Husband
For something a little bit different, I'm over at Canadian Expat Mom today with luxury in mind...click below to read the post! My Top Five Spas of the World (so far…) By: Catriona Turner Hello fellow followers of Canadian Expat Mom! I’m pleased to be with you, inspired by Lisa to give my perspective on… Continue reading Tuesday’s Traveller – My Top Five Spas of the World
I’m 10 days on from returning after the Christmas holidays. These days, travelling home is so expensive and so needed, that such holidays become long breaks, and transition back into the not-always-so-routine of Congo living happens frequently and takes at best a few days. I was just about over the hump of this process early last… Continue reading Normal Service Just Might Resume…
...ahem...the person who entered... It's because everyone else already had their copy of Once Upon an Expat. Right?? If not (you know what's coming) here's the link. So well done Pots of Tea - I'll be in touch for your address. Do check out her blog or instagram to see the very pretty outcomes of… Continue reading And The Winner Is…
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