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Retrospective - a look back at the EPSO process, part 3: Results and Recruitment

So here’s the final part of my EPSO blog; the process ultimately resulted in my recruitment to DG DIGIT in the European Commission, and the rest is history. 1,091 more words



I have no real rock-solid reason for not having written more recently.

Life has been busy with work, underscored with the stress and anxiety I’ve allowed myself to feel during the visa application process. 93 more words


South Africa Diaries - Chapter 8

Read my column on Expat Focus every month.

April’s column – Chapter 8 of my South Africa Diaries is entitled ‘Back for Good’ and chronicles my return to Cape Town in 1995 and the real beginning of a permanent life in South Africa until 2011. 52 more words

Memoirs & Bios

I Danbo-Lieve It!

An unusual title for an update? Yep, you got that right. However, as you trawl through the images accompanying this update you’ll work out what’s unusual about some of them: The addition of a unique figurine from Japan known as a Danbo. 395 more words


The teachers twitch.

Last night Dave and I went out. For most people going out on a Tuesday evening for a meal or to the cinema probably isn’t that big a deal, for a teacher it’s a rarity. 270 more words


It's London, Darling

Hello, dear readers!
Since I opened this blog, I’ve shared with you some moments of my life, and I think this major step into adulthood has to be included in the list. 608 more words


Our Budget In a 4 Year Plan

Spring has almost sprung here in Southern Ontario.  I saw my first chipmunk of the year yesterday & a fair bit of road kill today so it’s safe to say that things are starting to wake up, we can see grass!  520 more words