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ON BEING AN EX-EXPAT  Posted on 11/20/2013
For years I wrote about, dreamed about, fantasized about moving from flat, humid Florida to either the UK or France. Something propelled me, and without really thinking it through with honesty and perspective, Paul and I packed up all our...
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OUR FAREWELL TOUR – PART ONE  Posted on 01/12/2013
It’s bleak today – a typical Welsh winter morning where, even at nine o’clock, the night sky struggles for dominance over daylight. Wind is whipping. Rain slices at the windows. Such a change from yesterday’s...
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THE WALL  Posted on 12/04/2012
"Hitting the wall" after relocating to another country.
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FELIN FACH  Posted on 08/29/2012
Monday was a bank holiday here in Wales, meaning that it was one of those Monday holidays that seem to happen every other week in the U.S.  But in the U.K., Bank Holidays are few and far between, so everyone looks forward to the...
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BABY IT’S HOT OUTSIDE!  Posted on 07/25/2012
For the first time in the nearly two years that we’ve lived in Wales I can honestly say… it’s hot outside! Granted, I was in Florida from July through October last year, so if the sun DID peep through the clouds I...
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GOOD NIGHT WALES  Posted on 06/20/2012
In the summer months, daylight begins to tiptoe through my bedroom windows around four in the morning. My eyes pop open, I look at the clock and pray that I fall back to sleep again. Wales in the early morning hours is a miracle of nature....
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WHEW!!!  Posted on 06/13/2012
Ever since our plane touched down at Heathrow, returning us to the UK, Paul and I have been on the treadmill of life. We’d just spent three glorious weeks wrapped in the warmth and tenderness of grandsons’ hugs,...
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I FAILED!  Posted on 04/19/2012
I failed my driving test.  Yes, Me!  Failed!  She who has been driving for over fifty years.  She who is constantly being criticized for going too slowly. She who failed because she went too slowly down a steep hill, in...
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