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On April 30, 2012 By Rachel
Interfaith calendar dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar. Dates determined by the lunar calendar may vary by region. Jewish festivals usually begin at sunset on the previous day.
Fittingly, May 1st brings us Beltane, the Pagan [...]Continue Reading →
On April 28, 2012 By Rachel
Conversations about resilience and coping strategies at FIGT 2012 prompted a great deal of thought about the role of the people who we leave behind when expats relocate. In my ’7 Habits of Successful Relocation’ seminar, we talked about those who have invested time, energy and emotion into relationships with us, despite knowing [...]Continue Reading →
It’s raining today, and I have a list of jobs as long as my arm that need to be done – none of which I want to do. I am feeling trapped by obligation, paperwork and a sense of frustration, which is why today’s post from Cheryl Krocker McKeon, a fellow volunteer at [...]Continue Reading →
On April 23, 2012 By Rachel
My sister was recently invited to attend a local badminton club, and to cut a long story short, she wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms. Thankfully, she is made of pretty stern stuff and like a phoenix from the ashes, rose above adversity to bring us the 8 Noble Truths of playing [...]Continue Reading →
On April 21, 2012 By Ayesha
I really do love my coffee.
I like it hot and strong and (equally important) the clean up later should not be too complicated. These are my simple rules and this is what I have collected so far in my quest to make a good cup of coffee:
A Cafetiere/French Press (call it [...]Continue Reading →
A letter came home from school today that strikes fear into my heart. It’s the pediculosis letter.
For those of you who may not be familiar with the medical terminology, it’s more commonly known as Head Lice, Nits, or the Scourge of Parents the World Over.
I have a love / hate relationship [...]Continue Reading →
On April 17, 2012 By Rachel
I’m writing this in the relative comfort of my bedroom, with the morning sun streaming through the windows, surrounded by the sight and sound of rampaging dogs. It’s chaos in here, a sea of wagging tails, mock growls and flying fur. And every so often, the smiling face of the Feisty One pops [...]Continue Reading →
I miss the day to day contact with friends who were part of our lives on previous assignments, which is why, when my son and a friend from LA were happily comparing iPod playlists in the car yesterday, I was listening in and enjoying fond memories of time spent with people we love [...]Continue Reading →
I like things in life portable, mainly because carrying and unpacking boxes gets really old after the first hour, let alone the days it usually takes. I don’t have a desktop computer, I have a laptop. Our TV is tiny, we have a projector for family viewing, I have a single drawer [...]Continue Reading →
On April 10, 2012 By Rachel
7. Who retains custody of any children in the event of a breakdown of the marriage / partnership, and can this be enforced?
We’ve talked about the financial provisions needed to ensure that dependents are taken care of, but as the accompanying partner, you also want to understand how the laws of your home [...]Continue Reading →
From the monthly archives: April 2012
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