Tag: Expat Life

Sorry for the Brief Hiatus-I’m back!

What do you get when a traveler starts working and settles in one place for a while? A really quiet travel blog. Yep, I went on a brief hiatus. Part of me hopes that you noticed and really missed my banter type blog posts and the other part hopes that you didn’t because I really hate to disappoint all you… Read more →

A Rescued Cat and Traveling Dog

Recently , our home has become a sanctuary for needy cats and dogs. Okay, well ONE cat and ONE dog. The ONE dog Some friends of ours unexpectedly and quickly had to move to Australia. They had to leave their dog behind as they had not had time to get all the tests and prerequisites done for the pup to… Read more →

Hotter than Hades and Other Phuket Stories

It has been literally hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement here in Phuket the two months. There was  a Facebook post from the local English newspaper, Phuket Gazette (shared in April) that someone actually cracked an egg on her balcony and it cooked, albeit it took 5 hours, but still…! It’s hotter than Hades I tell you! Well, maybe… Read more →

Cost of Living in Phuket, Thailand 2016

  When one of my favorite bloggers posted recently about the cost of living in Seville, Spain, I thought it would be fun to join in! Much credit to Kemkem at Next Bite of Life, as she let me borrow her great idea for a blog post. You MUST go check out her blog and leave a comment saying I… Read more →

I’m on a Podcast!

I have recently become enthralled, okay, addicted to podcasts. I love so many of them in fact that I find myself wanting to do more housework and laundry just so I can put in my ear buds and listen for hours on end. So when Kemkem from Next Bite of Life asked me to be her first interview on her podcast… Read more →

Traveling Family Time

My in-laws are visiting. For 3 weeks. I know those words could possibly strike fear in the heart of any married person I know. Lucky for me, both sides of the family are pretty awesome and easy to get along with. Whew. This trip is my parent-in-laws first time out of the USA (besides Montreal, Canada, but does that really… Read more →

Monday Montage: One Last Time

Happy Monday… or should I say I hope it’s a happy Monday? I always look forward to Mondays myself because Z goes back to school and I can work out for an extra long time. I know, I know.. sometimes I surprise myself at how exciting I am. I will say though that walking around a reservoir near Nai Harn… Read more →

Holiday Catch-Up

Well, the holiday season is officially over unless you follow Z’s theory that Christmas is a part of  New Years and that it is still New Years because it lasts for 20 days. Where she gets this stuff I have no idea, but it is pretty cute hearing her explain it to you. Regardless of my  4-year-olds theories of holiday timelines,… Read more →

Back and in the Future!

2016! Happy New Year! It’s here! A new year! A new start… and supposedly it should be way more futuristic, right?! I know it is a total cliché, but I continue to hold out hope for a kitchen that does all my cooking with the touch of a button. Or clothes that fit themselves to ones body… that sure would… Read more →

Monday Montage: Christmas Prep in Pictures

Last week I talked about how I was feeling about Christmas, which is coming up in 4 DAYS!!! Holy crap, this post will have to be short as I am totally unprepared gift-wise and need to get my rear-end to the mall asap! So without wasting more time, here the pictures that show some of the ways that we have… Read more →

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