Pop open some bubbles and raise a glass with me! Today is my 10-year expativersary! You can't go through a decade of non-stop transitions and culture shock without learning a thing or two.
We’re not quite in the habit yet, though the mornings are light again. There’s always ‘something’: someone’s sick, or I have to drive straight off to an appointment, or there’s a bulky planet costume to take with us, or we have to drop MT at work, or, more truthfully, two out of three of us… Continue reading Denmark Sketch: The School Run on Two Wheels
Back in October people kept asking me what we would do for Christmas. It was a matter of days since we'd moved into our house, I'd had no routine for months, and boxes were still piled in barely-furnished rooms. I would have been quite happy pretending that Christmas wasn't going to be a thing until… Continue reading Our Danish-ish Christmas
'Are you coming or not?' MT has promised the kids a visit to the pool this rainy Sunday. 7 yo is very keen, but 5 yo is resisting. I bring up pictures from the pool's website, showing splash pools surrounded by brightly coloured fountains and play areas, and he agrees to go along, although still… Continue reading Denmark Sketch: At the Pool
It's a month since we arrived in Denmark and if you're following on Instagram or Facebook you know that we've already done a lot of exploring round these parts. Meanwhile we've also been getting our heads around our new life and lifestyle; although we've yet to fully settle in, we're already getting a sense of… Continue reading Family Life and Fitting In – A Month of Danish Living
As I write this we're in week 14 of what I once estimated could be a 16-week transition; it's gonna take a bit longer. The transition began when our move was confirmed and my daily routine was suspended: in favour of clearing out, preparing our shipment, travel planning; dismantling our life in Congo while researching… Continue reading Moving Stories: A Long Stay in Limboland
With 'Moving Stories', I'm writing a series of posts about what's on my mind as we prepare for our next move, with hopefully some insight into the unique circumstances of moving around the world as - like the word or not - an expat. So we're here again, well and truly waist deep in the… Continue reading Moving Stories: Expat Time Travel