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The Start Of The Goodbyes

Last week it was my birthday.
Generally I don’t really like my birthday – I get my expectations too high and spoil everyone’s surprises by guessing what they are days before. 690 more words


"OK to Forward"

There is a lot of paperwork and process associated with relocating to another country, especially if you take stuff with you. We require one last piece of paper, a Letter of Authority, in order to import our 2012 VW. 219 more words


Life and Times of Frances Murphy

Frances Murphy (nee Docherty)

I was born Frances Docherty on 26 October 1931 in my parents’ home at 12 Watson Street High Blantyre, on the outskirts of Glasgow in Scotland. 2,972 more words

Blantyre People

The Bear Necessities

Ok, so having had some feedback that my last post was “a bit ranty” (thank you nearest and dearest), it’s time to express all the positives of this dynamic, intriguing, adventurous, eye opening journey, in this; the whole lotta lovin post!  845 more words


Elaine Zhou, where ARE you??!!

Broken phones and airport woes

Still playing catch up…. I will eventually get to ‘that little thing’ that got me re-started on this blog…. I am getting there though, slowly but surely. 2,666 more words


What On Earth Do I Take?

Things are really creeping up on me.
Time is diligently plodding along and I know, before I realise, I’m two hours away from needing to leave to catch my flight and I’ve still not finished packing.  350 more words


No Gear. No Idea.

We thought we were doing so well, basking in the glory of the Vancouver administrative challenges and completion. Little did we know daily life would hold such challenges! 540 more words