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…

Nostalgia hits hard

For those of us who travel often, who have moved abroad be it once, twice or as a hobby… there is a time that we are suddenly hit by a memory. Occasionally that memory can feel great, of people, places, laughter, sometimes it can be sad, of regret, grief or betrayal. They come and go…

And then there was Appendicitis

I wasn’t going to write about this as it’s still very fresh and a little personal yet I found reading other people’s experiences through their blogs helpful and consolidating. So perhaps this may help someone too…and get a giggle (but not too hard as that hurts). The Trip: I had planned this wonderful 4 day camping…

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…

The cost of everything…

Merry and Christmas and Happy New Year! Get those out of the way before I rant on… It was a lovely christmas actually, it has been the hardest of times and my need to distance myself (usually literally, Texas, Beijing?!) shines through.. This year, I was invited to spend a few days with my father…

Thirty and thriving?

En fin… It is my 30th birthday today. I feel like a post is in need.  Although I don’t have too much to say about turning 30… it’s just another number after all… but it does seem to be a ‘milestone’ birthday.  Gone are the twenties – seemingly the adventure years, the freedom years and…