another book: a cup of culture

Looking for a last-minute Christmas present? I highly recommend the book A Cup of Culture, now available on Amazon (both paperback and Kindle versions) -- and not just because I wrote part of it! The book is a wonderful collection of essays written by expats about life in a different culture. What ties everything together is... Continue Reading →

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it’s been a minute

... since I actually wrote something here. Sorry about that. I am sitting in the corner of one of my favorite coffee shops, wondering how to write a post that will bring my blog back to life. Or really what to write in such a post. There is so much to say I don't know where... Continue Reading →

the 14 of 2014: new neighbors

Life as an expat is invariably full of ups and downs, and it is the people who really make the difference when it comes to how those ups and downs impact one's overall life experience. As we're nearing the end of our second tour, I've realized what a gift making a true friend is, particularly... Continue Reading →

the 13 of 2013: bagels

In 2013, I learned to make bagels from scratch.  This may seem like an insignificant accomplishment to many Americans, but trust me, this was a big deal. When living abroad, other than friends and family, food is the big thing that people tend to miss. The US is really the only place in the world... Continue Reading →

coffee morning highlights

Happy weekend! Doing anything interesting? I've been having a lovely, lazy Saturday, following a busy week. After spending all of Thursday in the kitchen, baking (cinnamon rolls, bagels, mini quiche, coffee cake, acorn cakelets, brownies), I hosted a coffee morning on Friday. It was a lot of fun, and there were a couple of highlights... Continue Reading →

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