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The Circus

I can’t remember how old I was when the circus came to town. Six. Or maybe seven.

One day on our way to the beach, my mother noticed a tent going up in an abandoned lot. 741 more words



Samba! Feathers! Glitter! Streamers! Confetti! — Carnaval has officially begun in Brazil!

A little bit of history

Did you know that the word carnaval is believed to derive from the Latin phrase… 752 more words

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From a very talented blogger, currently experiencing motherhood and expat life in Brazil, and a friend, Tessa Wegener. A great and enjoyable read!

Engaged. Now what?

I’m not quite sure how to begin this post, but I wanted to document the process of how I got engaged and how my fiancé and I (hopefully) acquired a visa. 653 more words


The metaphorical eight ball

It’s taken awhile to get resettled back here in Suzhou. Our trip to the U.S. was wonderful for so many reasons, but it was also exhausting. 723 more words

In China

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Match

I’ve got to get used to the new Weekly Photo Challenge starting on Wednesday. I caught it the first week, but not this. At any rate here are two rare birds that make a good match, I think. 214 more words

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Dad in Training

In this French film, we meet Antoine, the Dad in Training, who’s a mess as an adult. He’s a music producer and has little regular work. 220 more words

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How Did I Get Here?

I want to start a series of posts about the technicalities of being an expat in the UK, because a lot goes into being a normal human being in another country and the way to do that is not always readily apparent.   631 more words

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