Tags » Settling In

The lows...

Before moving in we knew we would need to do a full top to bottom clean of the house as it looked rather tired when we had had our viewings. 256 more words


Taking care of business (or trying to)

Most of my days are a combination of taking care of business (doing stuff that needs to get done both here and in Canada) and exploring my new environment. 798 more words


The highs...

We had planned a day of cleaning and unpacking for the first day in the cottage . We were up early and at 8am we had the idea to look behind some boarded up fireplaces on a bit of a procrastination moment. 260 more words


Now We're Getting Somewhere

It makes me wary to say it but things are starting to fall into place over here. Neil has finally been given a shiny, new hire care for the duration of our time in Abu Dhabi and it doesn’t have too many dents in it. 177 more words

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