Friday, 29 July 2016

July Roundup


Text - b on w background. Even if you know whats coming, you're never prepared for how it feels

Dear friends,

Welcome to my monthly roundup an opportunity to look back at the ordinary moments that have made our month extra special. It is so easy to take for granted people, places and things and this look back really helps me to appreciate their importance and rejoice in the everyday memories we are making together...



Thursday, 28 July 2016

A Blogging Good Time #9

Welcome to A Blogging Good Time #9


We run from Thursday to Saturday and all bloggers are welcome to add any type of post!

Join Katie and I in a community of supportive bloggers. 


Link up and share all your experiences, successes and failures, laughter and tears.

Why not share your favourite Posts, Craft ideas, recipes, days out, photo stories, weekly roundups etc with friends?

All posts welcome!

#ablogginggoodtime #9

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Tips for living as an EXPAT

Dear friends,

It is my anniversary, I have been living in Holland for eleven years. Eleven years that have passed in the blink of an eye but have also been an entire lifetime of experiences...

Looking back I have no idea how I did it but in the space of a single year I had major (life changing surgery), got a new job, sold my home, moved country, got married and fell pregnant. Oh, yes this lady never does anything by halves.

It was a time of intense happiness and excitement and the first year certainly felt like a holiday. We spent our weekends visiting beautiful places and living in that wonderful bubble of a new relationship. But there were also moments of utter despair and loneliness. My new hubby worked in the UK during the week and some family members found it hard to accept my desertion which caused a rift and when my son arrived it almost broke me...

Eleven years later and I can truthfully state that Holland is my home. This is where I want to be and although it does scare me that I might end up that funny english woman, sitting alone in the corner of the old folks home, I can't imagine living anywhere else.

Recently during a conversation with the tribe (#tribalchat) one member shared her feelings of loneliness, living as a new EXPAT.  Another tribe member advised that she talk to me about how I did it. So how did I settle into my new life and what exactly have I learned over the last eleven years?

Tips for living as an EXPAT...




Monday, 25 July 2016

Best of #ablogginggoodtime July

Dear friend,

Welcome to the "best of...#ablogginggoodtime."  Katie and I are overwhelmed by the number of fantastic posts linked up each week and in an effort to give something back I decided to run a monthly feature to showcase some of the brilliant bloggers who regularly link up with us.

The diversity of posts linked up every month is amazing...everything from recipes to poems and lists, heartfelt and inspiring stories to hilarious tales and brilliant tips. Thank you so much! I know that we both struggle every week to pick out a featured post.


Sunday, 24 July 2016

My Sunday Photo

Silent Sunday One Photo no words 


boy paddling in the sea with his dog following, bright blue sky with clouds and gentle waves

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Friday, 22 July 2016

Weekly Roundup #28

Dear friend,

Welcome to my weekly roundup an opportunity to look back at the moments that have made our week extra special. I love the saying: Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realise they were the big things... This post enables me to focus on the little things and see that even in the difficult weeks there is always something to be thankful for. I love capturing the ordinary moments and special times with my camera, looking at our life through a lens gives me a clearer perspective.

IG Roundup from this week


A collage of photos including a day out in leiden, sunset and son in the water at the beach
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