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A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I talked about whether or not we were homesick, and what, if anything, we missed from the United States (the “who” being a given). 965 more words

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Settling in

I led a pretty spartan existence for the first week or two.  I made up the furniture from IKEA : a desk, drawers, and bedside drawers.  1,176 more words


Mad dogs and Cypriots

Bringing your pet to Cyprus

We heard the barking as soon as the plane’s engines turned off. On the one hand, after all the worry about how she would deal with the flight, it was a relief to look out the window and see Lunete’s – our dog’s – crate sitting, or rather shuffling, on one of the massive luggage trolley on the runway of Larnaca airport. 889 more words

Settling In

Caught in the In-Between

The above photo was taken last year, near the end of the summer. A whole week on the beach, an end-cap to the beautiful adventure I’d entered a year prior. 298 more words

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B is back in Mpumalanga this week completing some research. It is the first time that we have been apart in a long time, and these past six months have been a good deal of together time. 965 more words

Settling In

Miscellaneous Mundanities of Living in Asia, Part 1

The heavy wash setting on my dishwasher is called “Wok”, not “Pots and Pans”


Settling In

You guys… I took pictures!!

I’ve officially been in London for two weeks and two days, so I guess you could say I’m pretty much a local. 510 more words