Apr 192012
Sort Of

Honestly, I have to ask myself where on the earth the year has gone? Today we are enjoying the beautiful hospitality of our family in Perth after spending the last few months planning (sort of) packing (sort of) and bidding farewell to our friends in beautiful Edinburgh. We are home (sort of) We landed on [...]

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Mar 182010
Six Cool Cafe's for Kids

I LOVE eating out during the day… Breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Born from travel, this love affair began in beer gardens, progressed to restaurants and cafes and has most recently progressed to ‘cafes with high chairs!’ It was never solely about the best food and wine, but more about the occasion, sharing with [...]

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Feb 232010

Ok… So it’s been a while… Quite a long while in the blogging world. I have an excuse (only one). We recently moved house into a stunning new flat, and due to being very disappointed in our previous ‘service’ providers are in between Internet providers just now. I’ve had a little access from work (in [...]

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Jan 192010

I loved this book…. so from here expect an unadulterated rave Addition is the narrative of a woman teetering on the edge of madness (of which kind I’ll not tell) and occasionally diving head first all the way in. The ‘back story’ is gently revealed. The story behind her madness. The story that is her, [...]

Jan 122010
Christmas in Aviemore

The day started like millions around the world with the excited pitter patter of little feet. Our world is still in darkness as D runs into our room ‘did he come mummy… did Santa really come here?’ R is still sleeping soundly. He doesn’t get the anticipation of it all just yet. ‘Where did you [...]

Jan 102010

Introducing Honor Dargan, an English expat in Tokyo and author of TokyoTopia.com a website with one philosophy ‘Tokyo Made Simple’. I’ll leave the story to her… It’s a good one Where are you from and where do you live now? I’m originally from the north of England. I was born in Durham (the home of [...]

Jan 032010
Sunday's Stories - Interview with IamExpat

To kick off Sunday’s Stories for 2010, I have for you an interview with a difference. IamExpat is a website designed to provide information and insights to expats living in the Netherlands. They are a company of four and as such decided to interview together. The questions are necessarily slightly different, and the answers while [...]

Dec 192009

As I have been busy over the last week Christmas shopping, christmas wrapping, starting a new job, getting the family ready for our trip North to Aviemore (estimated temp -9), I figured that everyone else is similarly busy, so have decided to give the series a ‘holiday’ for the Festive Season. Tomorrow we board the [...]

Dec 132009

Ok… so here’s the thing… I ‘talk’ to people regularly about my Sunday’s Stories interviews, many have said yes and I’ve sent off the questions, very much looking forward to reading some amazing stories…. I suppose it’s the Christmas ‘business’, but none have come back in time for this weeks deadline… so to keep my [...]

Dec 112009
An Exercise in Gratitude

It’s the festive season, the holdays, Christmas time, a time to spend with family and friends, looking back, having a laugh and looking ahead. As an ‘expat’ in a foreign land (I know it’s not that foreign being English speaking and all… but bear with me it’s all about the rhythm) it can be a [...]

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