United States

October 29, 2015

Thank you USA – San Francisco & Portland Oct 2015

I’m recently back from a three-week whirlwind trip to the States where I spent time with my sister, nieces, and mom and as many friends as I could pack in.   A side trip to Portland also allowed me to catch up with nearly a dozen pals as well. I stepped off […]
January 1, 2015

Road Tripping: Me, Mom, and Yosemite National Park!

Mom and I have never traveled together as a duo.   But when friends told me they were heading to Yosemite for a few days, I jumped on board and decided that mom and I should go on a road trip.   Two hundred miles from San Francisco, we had a four […]
December 18, 2012

And So This Chapter Closes

I’m currently sitting in Sydney airport on a ten hour layover waiting for my flight to Christchurch. When I left New Zealand in July on a one-way ticket,  I wrote these words in my July blogpost: And now my winter comes to an end as I transit back to the […]
November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks: Gratitude and Grace

The Thanksgiving spirit is all around me.    The leaves have turned, the weather has cooled, the nights grow longer.    After six years of living in the southern hemisphere where we’d be in the throws of Springtime gardening frenzy, I now find myself in the midst of the Fall season and […]