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First Night Design | Dancing in Crete

Mr FND and I have become ex-pats by moving to the Greek island of Crete, the reasons for which will be revealed in a later post. 88 more words


Here comes the sun....

A time of crazy travel, just how it worked out. Back from a delightful week in Puerto Vallarta with my sister and her dear friend and colleague from Poland – his first visit to Mexico, and great fun was had eating and lying in the sun and swimming with dolphins and trying different kinds of margaritas. 921 more words


Quilt project reflects daily life - quilting as a metaphor for life

I started a new quilt this week. It took me a long time to figure out the fabrics. The pattern is going together quickly (hooray!).  Color scheme is much more subtle than my usual project.   695 more words


On Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock

Nothing prepares you for returning to your home country nearly four years after you last visited and fourteen years since you last lived there.

I’d been threatening to leave the UK for years; the final straw came one September when I was sat in a dull, pointless meeting looking out at what you just knew was going to be the last sunny day for months, whilst everyone around me conspired to keep the meeting going on and on so that they could get an extra hour’s pay. 485 more words


Ban on Brits returning from holiday homes in France

British people who have second homes in France may have to just stay there, according to new legislation announced today by the Government.

In a move that is seen by some as pandering to potential UKIP voters, those who own second homes in France are to be targeted for their reputation for coming back into the UK bringing suspect European practices and customs. 204 more words




Two weeks back in Malawi.

It is dry. Dusty. A hazy glow rests on the horizon. The land looks crisp and yet the jacaranda blossoms are just emerging as if in defiance to the lands thirst. 711 more words



Today’s posting is about a book written by the man we all can thank for our fun times at the Mah Jongg table.

In 1912 an American by the name of Joseph P. 145 more words

Mah Jongg