Inspired by a line from Nabokov's memoir, Speak, Memory, I write about the highs and lows of living abroad.
It was a glorious sunny Sunday and I didn’t want to waste it so I decided to go for a walk. The Scheveningse Bosjes woods are at the top of my street and I walk there often, always in an anticlockwise direction. What is that? Why do I always walk that way round anywhere I… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #33 Trying the other side of the street
It is January 14th and we have just crossed the threshold of a new year. Last year was a difficult one for many. Many of our friends have lost a parent. Many of our Millennials are struggling. Brits battle with the uncertainty of a will-we-wont-we Brexit and the dread of more complicated overseas residency and… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #31– A hopeful 2019
This time last year, I was likely wearing sandals and a sleeveless top as I began my Christmas decorating. I was in our lovely apartment in India and for the first time in nine years, we were not returning to Canada for the holidays. Instead, the boys, girlfriends in tow, were about to make their… Continue reading Monday Monday Musing #26 – From an emotional maelstrom to tranquil tramping
My return to Canada, about two weeks ago, came at a difficult time. There has been a tremendously sad and untimely death in my extended family... one that impacted us all deeply. As we gathered to support our loved ones, it struck us that such occasions gave the thinnest of a silver lining, the opportunity… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #22 – Looking forward… learning to weave two lives