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Curing a dose of homesickness

Over the last couple of months I begun to have a real bad case of homesickness. While a flight home was out of the question, a flight to NYC was more within my reach. 398 more words


Absence Makes the Heart Grow Delusional

This morning, as I brushed my teeth (water-free since the tap water isn’t safe) in the house where we are staying in rural Peru, I watched the neighbor plow his backyard with a pair of oxen.   727 more words



Okay, let me admit one thing: I’m actually homesick right now, as in I actually miss west brom and the whole lot even though I’ve said many times that I couldn’t wait to get out of home and live in someplace new. 870 more words


Saturday ...

Off to London this morning ; to do a bit of shopping, lunch and enjoy the Gay Pride festivities.  

It has been a good week. The holiday plans are almost complete, bags nearly packed; all is well.   109 more words


What Being Away From My Family Has Taught Me 

My family and I have a really close relationship. When I moved away I was obviously torn about leaving. I miss them everyday. I made the choice to temporarily separate from them for the sake of my romantic relationship. 395 more words


The realities of being an expat

Everyone has their own take on what changes you should expect when you move abroad and they differ for everyone. After three months in our new city, I’ve decided it’s time for a round up of my thoughts on the matter. 1,889 more words


Missing Home

The vines are empty;
I didn’t pick the grapes
But I missed them still