I think the word ‘expat’ is a funny word. It literally means ‘to voluntarily be absent from home and country’. In that case I am a third degree expat as I have now left 3 countries before I arrived in France. A bit crazy, don’t … Continue readingMy first baby steps as an ‘expat’ living in France
I decided to take a train trip for the next leg of my journey. Now there are days that simply suck. Forgive me for the word but there is just no other word for it on this occasion. I am telling you this because I … Continue readingHow a simple train trip can turn into a total disaster?
I am sure that most people would find an emigration stressful. Off course there are different types of emigration and it makes a huge difference if your move is a consequence of free choice or to escape danger. Our move back to Europe is a … Continue readingReflections on my emigration to Europe so far…..
After only 2 weeks in the UK I have made some interesting observations. Although I was in London, rather the out skirts, I have not been once into the center of London. I did not feel like it and wanted to spend the time to … Continue readingFirst observations and impressions of a traveler in Europe
I started my European adventure in London after a brief visit to Singapore. It seemed logical to go to London first to catch up with family in law before heading to Europe. I have no concrete plans apart from ideas but they can change with … Continue readingAfter months of preparation let the European adventure begin….
Our Australian adventure is nearly finished. I say nearly as some of us are still in Oz, one has left already and one will stay for a bit longer. We have handed in the key of our house. It was a gruelling couple of weeks … Continue readingOur adventure in Australia has come to an end
It has been a turbulent couple of weeks if not months lately but our exercise in downsizing has seen light at the end of the tunnel. Our house got emptier by the day and before we knew we had a very basic existence. As a … Continue readingDownsizing in the true sense of the word!
For the first time since planning our emigration to Europe I am aware of a growing sense of ‘unease’. I don’t think it has to do with doubt or regret about our emigration plans. It actually started the other night when I received an email … Continue readingA sense of ‘unease’ is slowly creeping upon me!
Every time when I write about decluttering or clearing it seems to hit a nerve with many people. I wonder why that is. I suppose one reason could be that all of them have an enormous amount of clutter. They know they SHOULD do something … Continue readingWhat is your reason to NOT declutter?
This morning I realised I have less than two months in Australia. Time is going fast and until now I have felt in control. Since a couple of days though I have this niggle in my stomach. Decluttering takes time! Not so much as a … Continue readingMy time in Australia is slowly running out!