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Don’t (not) look down: walking in Bali

Don’t (not) look down: walking in Bali

We’ve been living in Ubud for 7 weeks now (one week to go before we move to the US). We opted not to get a scooter for the duration of our stay and walking most places has been transport, sight-seeing and exercise. For longer journeys, we’ve grabbed taxis, but according to my FitBit, we’ve clocked … Continue reading

The new normal

The new normal

When you’re living abroad, there are things that were initially obvious to you – or even jarring – that over time become your new normal. 

Here are some from living in Bali over the past couple of weeks. Continue reading

NZ ’13

I was a lucky bugger and I won a trip – an all-expenses-paid trip – to New Zealand. 25 words or less on who I would take to NZ and why, and a couple of months later Ben and I were winging our way to Wellington. This is a retrospective of our 7 night, 8 … Continue reading

Off the Beaten Track in London

I am currently in London, UK. Well, not the Buckingham Palace-Tower of London-Big Ben-West End-Leicester Square kind of London, but the real London. You know, where the people live. London people. I have been staying with my sister and brother-in-law (and their son, my nephew) in Isleworth, which is just outside of Richmond, which is … Continue reading

Homeward Bound

              Our family is on the move. My partner, Ben, is being transferred to Melbourne, Australia early in the new year, and we are packing up and heading down under. For those of you who don’t know, this will be a homecoming for me, as I am an Aussie … Continue reading

Paris Lite

Note to self: do not get the flu the day you are going to Paris. I have been to Paris nine times. I realize that this is an obnoxious comment, but it is true. A long time ago, in a galaxy that seems far, far away, I was a Tour Manager for a company who … Continue reading

When the pieces come together: Part One

What makes a perfect weekend?  What are the essential elements that must come together to create a weekend of ‘Kismet’? Well, this past Labor Day long weekend we discovered that the perfect weekend can be as much about what is omitted as what is included. The night before our departure I suffered a night of … Continue reading

Geocached up

So, I have landed a new job. As soon as my work visa is sorted, I will be working for Groundspeak, who run Geocaching.com among many other things. Geocaching, as a recreation, was new to me when I applied for the job.  I researched it, and decided that not only did I want to work … Continue reading

A big bite

I live with an amazing person. Yesterday morning, despite a niggling cold, he jumps out of bed and says, “Let’s have tea on the roof.” So, we made mugs of tea, grabbed our books, and headed to the roof of our building to enjoy the morning sun, and our incredible view. Yes, it is a … Continue reading