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Monthly Archives: July, 2015

Book Review – A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farewell Canberra

I have accepted an expatriate assignment to move my family (husband, 8 year oid daughter and 6 year old son) from Canberra, Australia to Trondheim, Norway. We have never lived … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Colourful Cordoba

When Patrice and I were planning our 4 day weekend in the south of Spain we agreed to hire a car and visit Sevilla and Granada. When we realised that … Continue reading

July 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Reflections – Mirror to Damascus by Colin Thubron

Colin Thubron won my admiration and loyalty with his excellent travel book, The Lost Heart of Asia. Which is a¬†fascinating account of an incredible journey from Turkmenistan, through Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · 4 Comments

Book Review – The Paris Wife by Paula McLain – 4 stars

I’m moving my family with me to Norway! We have accepted a two year expatriate assignment to Trondheim through my company. This is a bittersweet and exciting time for us, … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 3 Comments