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Getting to know you... cultural orientation

Phew, well, today was another full on romp through orientation at CWF.  It was good though, but so much to take in.  The day began with a corridor rendezvous at 7.25 between me and my two CWF compatriots.  4,135 more words


Are We Prepared For A Year Away?

It seems to have taken a long while, but we are now officially just three months from the start of our family gap-year.

I have not been great at sharing the last few months with you, mainly because I have spent most of every night scouring the internet for cheap flights and interesting accommodation. 666 more words


Take, Toss and Pack

Now it’s time to relocate. Time to get everything ready, leave your family, house and friends for a dream you had. Those are sensitive days when we look for an assistant in the house to arrange everything or a friend maybe to help and enjoy the moments with us. 954 more words


Managing resistance

You have made the tough decision to transition into a new career, take a career break to travel or to start a new course. One of the hardest unspoken parts of transitioning into a new phase is informing loved ones, especially if they were emotionally invested in the formation of your previous career. 441 more words


An Introduction...

As young as I may be (21 to be precise) and as happy as I perhaps should be, I cannot escape the fact that my life feels stagnant at this particular point. 735 more words

Self Help

There and Back Again

A near four year publishing hiatus probably deserves some explanation. (Also, what the hell? Where did those four years go!?)

As some justification for some of the time off, here is a link to something I wrote while I was on my two year career break from Software Development, working in China.  364 more words


Boring practicalities visa experience Cambodia and a sneaky peak into Bangkok Airport

I’m happy to report that this aspect of the trip went smoothly, despite slight lapse in confidence in Thailand.  Digested read, visa was easy to get on arrival. 1,193 more words