Category: UK

Reflections

I have discovered this post languishing on my desktop for the past 6 months, so here we go, kicking this blog back to where it should be! It has been so long, and I...

Summer Days

7 years later and our first full British summer.  Indeed, the weather has been unpredictable but, when the sun does shine England really is beautiful.  Tourists are here in Bath in their droves, but...

Put in order

I have taken a break from writing our Sunflower Journey as I seek to understand what it will become, what it is to be in this new context. There is absolutely a blend of...

First month home

My boys and I have been lost.  Absorbed in a vortex of putting in order our lives back here, home in England.  My family tell me I should feel proud of what I have...

Monkeys at Monkey Beach

Asian respite and reflection

Really, the situation at the British Passport Office is pretty dreadful.  Cost-cutting activities have reduced consular services supporting British Expats around the world.  Renewing passports outside the UK no longer an option Expats in up...

At last, the time to talk

At last, the time to talk

There is so much more time to TALK. To take time to answer the questions and chat  – in a shop, at home, on the phone with friends. No longer this voice in your head...

Cutting the cord, quitting work

We have now been on the road for a few weeks – not quite Asia, but we have packed up and left New Zealand where we had been living for 4 1/2 years and...

Transitions of a midlife stew

Some would say we’re stuck in a midlife stew, but I would argue it is a conscious decision to spend the next 40 years shaping our lives so we can feel happier about what...