Monthly Archives: October 2013

A story of safety, fear and serendipity

At last I can share this story. I’ve been sitting on it for two weeks not daring to share it until I knew it was true – but it is! Today, we heard, we ARE moving into our new flat … Continue reading

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Something About Miri

It is easy to forget how exhausting a relocation can be. Even when, like me, you’ve done it many times. First there is the stressful period of not knowing when, whether and where – the Limbo Period. Then comes the … Continue reading

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Cheesy Does it in the City of Cats

After a month in KL it was time we went on a little trip away. So, with Ian conveniently having three days in Miri next week we decided we should go to Sarawak’s capital, once also called Sarawak but now … Continue reading

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More wonderful, second time around

  It is hard to believe, but last Tuesday marked the end of my first month here in KL. It was a holiday too, the celebration Ian and I call Little Eid, or Eid Al  Fitr after our years in … Continue reading

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Mall Maladies

Our temporary apartment is right in the middle of the city. The Petronas Twin Towers are next door, as is the KLCC park. For food shopping, however, I have to go to what seems like the biggest, busiest mall in … Continue reading

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My achilles heel, insomnia

I suffer with jetlag. Badly. Add my usual requirement of one day’s recovery for each hour’s time difference, to the fact that I have a humdinger of a headcold, to my general exhaustion after an intercontinental move in my 50’s … Continue reading

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Experimenting with new tastes

After my terribly British lunch at the Harrods cafe last week, and having had my fix of home, I had headed straight to the supermarket to the local fresh veg section. I needed to redress the balance. I’d fancied buying … Continue reading

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Finding the Sweet Spots

Those of you who follow this blog will have realised by now that Ian and I are nuts. We go walking for 4-5 miles most weekends in the sun. Well, you know what they say about ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ … Continue reading

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It never gets any easier

I’ve always struggled with the notion of looking after myself, considering it indulgent. Now, though, I realise, I deserve some self-nurture and so, today, after two weeks of looking down at my naked toenails and feeling my hard heels scuff … Continue reading

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Dinner in a shop

When I was a little girl, my parents used to take my brother and me to Cambridge for a day out now and then. We always went to the Robert Sayle department store, now called John Lewis. I think it … Continue reading

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