When does the expat stop being an expat?

This is the ONLY song that I could even consider using as the theme tune of the day. A very young Sting and Englishman In New York. This 'legal alien' business has been on my mind quite a bit lately for a whole heap of different reasons. It is a little bit more serious than... Continue Reading →

Back to school

Huh! A big panic for ABSOLUTELY no reason. Please consider this an official thank you to your like and comments to my six word Saturday of August 4. I'll try to get back to them individually in the future. Yesterday I rolled up for official registration and managed to slightly confound the staff by producing... Continue Reading →

A modern rite of passage

Today's tune is Guns N' Roses Paradise City. This was the theme of the day for Mr. 12's recent birthday celebrations. First, a note of explanation. It was not his actual birthday: that day is still in our future! This was the party for friends. School holidays are already well underway when the actual day... Continue Reading →

My new best friend

Feeling chatty? Here is Stevie Nicks doing Talk to me. Love the hair, love the dress. Hmm, those were the days 🙂 Today was Talkoot* day. The day when all the civic-minded residents of our apartment block work in the yard and do a little spring cleaning. In autumn we get to do it all... Continue Reading →

My hairdresser (s) and I

Today I present Chisu and Baden Baden. Extremely catching song! I was sitting in Ts chair today, a helpless victim under a black shroud listening to this waft over me and started to think about all the people who have 'done' my hair over the years... Mum is the first, responsible for not just those... Continue Reading →

My integration experience.

Gary Jules & Michael Andrews cover Mad World. The original by Tears for Fears is here. Gary Lambert also sounds very good. You pick the version you want to hear! Or listen to them all and tell me which is your favourite! *** IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: If you are planning on moving to Finland in a permanent capacity... Continue Reading →

Decisions, DecĂ­sions Part II

Today is brought you to by The Rolling Stones and You Can't Always Get What You Want... Just before Christmas last year I wrote about our big decision. Today at midday, it all came together. Each school applied to, and tested for; posted the list of accepted applicants on their front door. Physically, in list format,... Continue Reading →

and the candidates are…

As promised previously, here is some information on this year's presidential election candidates. The link behind each candidate's name will take you to a short interview that was conducted in English before Christmas. I think this may be the first time that all the candidates have been interviewed in English and by the same person. David... Continue Reading →

A week in the life…

This is what I've been up to today. We've had a busy week with three meetings about the grade 7 decision. The coming week has three more. Then there was the health professional who brought four little letters to the table and a possible chemical solution. Still working my head around that, and I'm not... Continue Reading →

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