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Avoiding sticky situations with your domestic helper

An article called “Happy Helper, Happy home” was published in a local magazine, “Simply Her”, likely in their July/Aug 2014 issue. I was very excited when I read it since I had been pondering for several months prior about a somewhat similar article ( 2,185 more words

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Taxing times

The things they don’t tell you. Like getting your tax affairs in order is not that straightforward. Particularly since HMRC helpfully advise phoning them ‘between 8 and 10 am – it’s quieter then’.   1,075 more words


Chillin' in Yuma

Not a title anyone would typically slap on Yuma, Arizona in May.  But it really has been unseasonably cool.  Last week, Friday only got to 76 degrees; and this Friday is forecasted for 79.  244 more words


Finding the right frequency.  

I think I’m turning into Carrie Bradshaw.

One of the things I need to figure out is the compatibility of UK appliances in the US. Alex wants to bring some things out with us. 203 more words


Moved and Settling In

I know it has been at least a week and a half since my last post. It has been a LONG week for me and my family. 466 more words

Picture of the Day & A Different Perspective

We have moved up to the guest house/cottage/cabin and our perspective has changed a bit.

We are cozy and sleep well with all the work that we’ve been doing. 484 more words

Six Weeks In

On my walk home tonight, I suddenly realized that I’ve lived in Istanbul exactly six weeks today. My students keep asking me how I like Turkey, so I gave it some thought as I walked. 880 more words