day 2: walk.

So you’ve moved half way around the world (or maybe just to the neighbouring country). The essentials are unpacked (and face it, those last five boxes will sit unopened for the next six months at least), you’ve got through most of the overwhelming amount of paperwork that any new adventure brings and you’re ready to…

31 days to embrace expat life

Happy October everyone! I’m going to try something new this month. I’m being inspired by The Nester’s annual “31 day” tradition and am going to attempt to blog every day during October on just one topic. I’ve lived seven of the last ten years living outside my home country of the UK. I grew up…

home is where the heart is. a poem.

Home is where the heart is, they say. but this heart is a wanderer a nomad an immigrant always and never at home. Thin white roots stretch their delicate fingers behind me each time I go a spiders web of belonging wrapping up this world in its soft cocoon. I am often leaving but never…

our house warming party

UPDATE: Are you clicking through from Pinterest? I get a surprising amount of traffic from this one post! The good news is, your housewarming party is about to look super cute. And can I tempt you to hang around? You’ll not find many craft tutorials here, but you will find posts on simple hospitality, a…