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jetlag & chicken feet

1.30am, standing at the baggage carousel, I noticed a large box passing by, with an A4 page taped to it. Halfway down a list of Chinese names – PEYTON. 766 more words



For the last 12 months we have lived without. Without a junk drawer. Without excess. Without clutter.

In our corporate apartment in D.C. we had the items provided by the housing company. 763 more words


Dr Dray is in the house!!

He’s home!! We finally picked up our funny, loveable lurcher Drago from Dogs Trust yesterday. We’d taken Frodo along for a final ‘getting to know you’ session which went fine again, and then after a fair bit of paperwork he was actually legal ours!! 635 more words


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Happy Uzbek Independence Day!

As long-time readers will recall, last year during Uzbekistan’s annual holiday commemoration my husband and I were both still living in Alexandria, Virginia. 317 more words

Foreign Service

Denmark #1: Intro Week

I’ve been in Denmark for about a week and a half now, and start lectures tomorrow (!). It’s been a crazy, crazy introduction week which ‘kind of’ resembled Durham Freshers that you definitely know but only maybe love, but with extra canoes. 1,162 more words

Third Year Abroad

two oceans

The weekends are a great chance for us to check out the area. With rain in the forecast today, we headed to the Two Oceans Aquarium… 327 more words

Settling In


As many of you are aware, I get migraines – bad ones – and I have since I was about 13 years old.  Many, many years later I have a Master’s in my triggers and can manage most of them fairly effectively… those that I am able to control of course.   557 more words