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Happy New Year

How on earth do the weeks past so quickly, and how on earth did I ever manage all this and a full-time job?  I mean obviously I am on the go-slow and channeling my...

Foray to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Radio silence on the blog.  Necessary.  Kick-start the creative juices with the New Year, and welcome to Sunflower Journey 2015.  I’m not quite sure of its direction, but at least this blog is my...

No sign of snow in Penang

Even when you decide to go slow for Christmas or as we are calling it this year, a ‘Christmas Amnesty’, it is still pretty damn busy. I have conquered my allergy to shopping malls,...

Busy times in Penang

We have been busy bees here in Penang – the days seem to rattle past and before a blink of an eye we are talking about the forthcoming end of term and Christmas. Wow....

Papaya Smoothie

A Simple, Special Day

Finally, I start to see how beautiful life’s simple pleasures can truly be.  I have had to decelerate.  Alas, no work projects, no income but time to linger in a moment without driving forth...

Reflections – how we are who we are

I really thought nothing much of my Asian Respite and Reflection post, and yet it touched so many of you that I have done what I normally don’t let myself do, and re-read my post...

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...