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…
When you move overseas it is pretty normal to expect to lose a bit of motivation and to have moments of doubts, regrets and maybe even anxiety. I am sure I have it all but I have set myself some rules. Rule number one is … Continue readingMotivation can come from an unexpected angle!
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…..
My trip to Haarlem started not exactly problem free! First of all I spent the biggest part of an afternoon hanging around at Stansted airport waiting for my plane to arrive, let alone leave for Amsterdam. Before that I had some issues at security. Due … Continue readingHaarlem, the Dutch city with many hidden secrets!
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