To Blog or Not To Blog

I love writing about our adventures, but why do it if there’s nothing to tell, or if I seem to be just duplicating everything I’ve already put on Instagram or the Facebook page…I don’t want to start boring you guys senseless…. Yeah I know…

Early Retirement Plans

Well now the snow has gone, it is full steam ahead with my plans for a new kitchen. As you may have guessed I have spent quite a lot of time planning layout and requirements in terms of pipes, electrical points, appliance, wall and…

The Mother of Invention

They say that, ‘Necessity is…’ and that is where I found myself…and so I had to become a little inventive! It is not original, in fact it is done all over the country and many depend on similar set-ups for hot water supply, however…

Topic of Choice

The very British tradition of talking about the weather at every opportunity doesn’t stop when you leave the country, in fact it just amplifies the situation. In the UK we have very little weather to talk about really, unless you count the summer of…

Country Surprised by Seasonal Weather

I was intending on being in the UK last week, to visit my Dad, who has amazingly made it home from hospital, but the weather made me think twice and eventually postpone my visit. Not because we had vast quantities of snow here, not…

Chinese New Year, A Fire Horse and a Cabbage

As many of you know I teach English online to professional adults around the globe and thus get inside knowledge on many of their varied customs. A better known one is obviously Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year so… In my attempt to…

Word of the Week…

Ever thought of getting out of the rat-race and taking the plunge into a simpler life like we have? Can’t say I blame you and it’s easy, honestly you just have to make the choice and then plan! However if you are coming to…

Out with the old…

Well here we go again, a new year has started and I must say I am relieved. I mean we all cast out the old and ring in the new when we get to Jan 1st but I have never been more glad to…