Monthly Archives: September 2013

Bewitched, bothered and bewildered

I’ve just completed my second full day of house-hunting and my third day of walking the streets to see if we like it. We’ve walked miles. The pedometer in my pocket says that every ‘walkabout’ is an average of 4 … Continue reading

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Great Expectations

I’ve read the books. I know how important it is to ‘manage your expectations’ before a new posting, and, I’ve seen the theory proven. When we went to Norway in 1996 I did not want to go one bit. I … Continue reading

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A softer landing

I’m sitting on a low chair at the coffee table in our room on the 21st floor at the Hilton KL Sentral. Sure, there’s lots of construction work going on and plenty of skyscrapers, but I am heartened to see … Continue reading

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Between Worlds

Ian has been in Kuala Lumpur since the end of August. I have hung behind to spend time first in The Hague, where I kept a low profile, having already said my goodbyes to our ‘old home’. Next, I wanted … Continue reading

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