The other day I was chatting to an online friend in Norway. She told me something that kind of shocked me. Not only that – it kept on nagging me and off 😉 course I decided to let it inspire me for my next blog … Continue readingOnline relationships – don’t you just love them?
We have all heard of empty nest syndrome. I have many times and I even make jokes about it when friends talk about their children leaving home. I have never felt any emotions when it comes to this term. Until last week, that is……! My … Continue readingHow to deal with empty nest syndrome?
The other day I had a slightly frustrating day fighting the system. I guess it was because too many things went wrong. Add to this the list of all other things that are laborious already and you may get the gist. I am going to … Continue readingThe frustrating thing about a different system…
As a result of my search for a perfect lifestyle I have lived in 4 countries being The Netherlands, Switzerland, UK and Australia. In addition there are Greece and Norway for a couple of months each. Love of exploring I love exploring what life has … Continue readingOn the search for the perfect lifestyle!
It is New Years Day morning, I am awake early and contemplating the local traditions of Bunne. Although we are currently living in this rather small township, we had a decent New Years Eve party. Every year one of the locals invites all people in … Continue readingGetting in with the locals and their traditions!
A while back I started this post with a smirk on my face. Since then I have discovered that bureaucracy in The Netherlands is a touch worse than the French and Australian version combined. Who would have ever thought that? Bureaucracy in The Netherlands It … Continue readingIf you think settling in The Netherlands is straightforward, think again!
After a lovely 2 months of settling in our house Casa Rita in Limoux and in French life generally, we left France and headed abroad. Not so much because we have the urge to travel but because we have things to do and functions to attend … Continue readingSettling is sometimes not as straightforward as you like!
Let’s talk about stress! Although I think I do not have it, there is something that wakes me up in the middle of the night. As a matter of fact I have not slept well lately and I don’t really know why…. Heaps of reasons … Continue readingStress – do we always know why and when we have it?
Some years ago we bought a new home in Limoux, France. I spent a fabulous 3 months travelling and researching the South of France and compiled a short list of properties. My husband joined me to inspect them and we ended up buying a house … Continue readingLimoux – first a holiday destination and now our home!
My last two blog posts were a bit of a whinge about things that are currently happening in my life. And you have to know that quite a lot is going on – after all I have just left my ‘home’ of the last 25 … Continue readingAfter we settle in to a new place, we tend to stop exploring? I wonder why…