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Mr. Brightside

It’s 3:10 am, and I’ve only just gotten into bed.

Tonight I realised that I truly have to let things go the way they’re meant to. 174 more words

Ex Pat

The Beginning of a Bittersweet End

I’ve been staring at my laptop screen for the past twenty minutes trying to piece cohesive sentences together, although that doesn’t seem to be working in my favour. 105 more words

Ex Pat

The day we went to Lake Taupo

Mid-October came around rapidly and Cora and Marcus made the trip out to visit us for almost 2 weeks. After a few days exploring Napier with Adam whilst I worked, we headed off on a trip to Taupo. 1,345 more words

New Zealand

Happy Birthday, Marine Corps!

During our two years in China, I spent weeks (or possibly months) plotting the details of each Marine Ball. Along with friends, we searched for hours online to find the perfect dresses, used the top floor bathroom to take measurements at lunch one day and then ordered our beautiful custom creations. 776 more words

Random Musings

That November Feeling...

My new nanny needs the week of Thanksgiving off, and I can’t get a substitute, so guess what? I get the week of Thanksgiving off. I guess it makes up for having to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas –NOT! 574 more words

Big City

They can't stop mentioning "The War"

It’s interesting leaving your homeland for a decade and then returning – you see things through new eyes. You feel like a semi-stranger.  So much has changed and yet so much is the same.   1,158 more words


Here Come the Blue Skies

The grey clouds keep rolling in and the thunder is in the distance but there is always a chink of blue sky out there, somewhere. Isn’t there?