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Greetings from Hong Kong

I’ve had a great first two weeks in Hong Kong. I needed the time since my last post to catch my breath and decompress from the stress of managing our down-sizing and move. 699 more words


The washing line is raised, we are in residence.

The last few months have been absolutely chaotic in the Dandelion patch! Moving twice in three months has exhausted us physically, mentally and emotionally. But, we’re finally more or less settled in our last stop before Spain and doing our own heads in trying to make sure at least one of us has a wage coming in before September and that dreaded discharge date. 389 more words

Family Life

Our childcare journey

Putting our little one in childcare at 10 months old was a big challenge for me. I knew at that time I could easily extend my maternity leave for another year or so. 571 more words

Isabelle Sim

University... A Coming of Age for Students?

Hello again all!

Most of my blog posts so far have either been reports on exciting events at the University, or lists of certain activities or items. 942 more words



We’ve been living in the new house two and a half weeks now.  The first few nights here were interesting to say the least.

Jackson was adjusting to his new surroundings, and to the fact that we weren’t letting him in the bedroom.  371 more words

Home Sweet Home

Day 1 - Homecoming Night

Buttons came home on July 13th, 2014. He had no problem coming to me or, a few minutes later, exploring his new surroundings. A tiny thing, hardly bigger than the palm of my hand, and he wanted to bite and chew everything he could get his teeth on. 970 more words

Better late than never!

I have officially been a resident of Melbourne for one week now!
Bank account is set up, Australian SIM card has been purchased and we have finally found a beautiful house which will be filled with International Students. 41 more words