En France… En famille

I’ve been trying to figure out the right way to post an article about my week in France. To find the words I want to say, to describe my emotions throughout the trip, to explain the emotional path I went through – am still going through… and yet, I’m still feeling the feelings and cannot…

It’s going to be tough to leave…

I’m almost half way through my trip back to Europe. I’ve been to Spain, to Worcester, to Southampton, back to my hometown: Newcastle and to Lincoln (where most of my UK family live). I’m currently writing from Farnborough where my father works during the week, I can hear him breathing as he sleeps and it’s…

Un Andalucia Fin de

Airports and airplanes make great places to sit and write… (airplane mode ON of course). I’m already flying back from my mini Andalusian adventure where I met my wonderful sister-from-another-mister Caroline. We met in 2009 as colleagues and continue now as friends, confidantes and occasional wake-up calls 🧐 I was met at Jerez airport and…

The 3am Stansted Experience

5 hours south of Newcastle and I arrive at Stansted Airport for a 7am flight to Jerez, Spain. Since I get tired driving late and in the dark, I figured, drive in the evening and arrive at airport around 2 am since you’ll save money on a hotel and you can just take a seat…

Returning A Foreigner

I’ve been back in the UK for 3 days now, currently taking the train from Newark to Newcastle… to return to my village. My cousin picked me up at Gatwick airport and we drove north to Lincoln immediately. My first flight was delayed due to weather conditions, my connecting flight was only a couple of…

First Return Home

I write to you from Montreal Airport. After just under 2 years – I’m returning to my place of origin – Europe. I can’t narrow it down any further as my family and friends are quite scattered – and having the dual nationality means I’ll always be a little split. I’ll add winter photos to…

To Try and Try again?

Oh dear… I write with my tail hanging between my legs (not a euphemism!) post another ski night… What a bad day – happy to say that I now have a new experience to add to my ‘life file’… Crying and skiing simultaneously. You can imagine the sight, a girl snow plowing verrrry slowly down…

Ah L’automne!

It has been a while since I have posted any news… I don’t really have an excuse.. only “life gets in the way”. Pffft. Whatever. I’ve been quite lazy and enjoyed every minute of it. I tried to get immediately back into the normal world as I know it by working for a well known…

Times, they are-a changing…

It’s now been three + weeks since I’ve arrived here and it feels like I’ve been in this place a century (in a good way). I’m trying to compare it to my Saskatchewan experience of solitude, “personal growth” – to an extent and peacefulness… But I can’t. Used to being an only child and spending…

Last Saskatchewan weeks photo diary 

Busy days and quiet nights… Full time hard work at the ranch whilst relaxing in the evenings. Slowly getting used to the night sounds (mainly silence) and appreciating the solitude.  I have already been away for one week and the memories are fading… But hopefully these photos help sum it all up. My jobs varied…

Northern Lights

As I was going to bed last night I caught a glimpse of some lights in the sky.. And finally, after one month I was able catch the northern lights.  These were mostly green and blue lights coming out from the forest. The coyotes started howling (and lasted the whole duration), the geese and ducks…

A Traveller’s Grief

I think it’s all of the quietude of this place… The evenings alone when everyone has left and all I have is the wind in the trees and the ice breaking on the lake for company. It’s getting me thinking.. Not necessarily thinking but I guess my thoughts are wondering. It could also just be…