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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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It was one hell of a week! Friday evening Angelina came home with a fever. I gave her 200 mg. of ibuprofen and sat her in front of the TV to relax. She went to bed. The...
We finally get a real vacation, not a three day weekend, not carting around a student on vacation with us (although with Dora it is always fun), but a real vacation! I absolutely unplugged during these three...
When I received one of these delicate ceramic birds as a thank-you from a mother whose boys have been coming to our LivEnglish program for the last three years, I felt so very special. Not because getting...
SO here we are in southern France visiting our favourite region; Languedoc Roussillon or should I say Occitanie as they have changed it since we left; where rolling hills covered in grapevines bump against the edge of the meandering Canal...
I am sitting in class right now with 21 students in front of me reading quietly for 'The Big Read' project to encourage literacy using OXFORD graded readers. In the first 20 minutes two very smart boys have already...
Cycling around Margaret Island is amazing. It is a must see and do activity when you comes to Budapest. Thousands make their way to enjoy the island in the middle of the Danube River between...
First hate #1 It hurts to get in and out of bed #2 My memory is not what it used to be, #3 My vision went down the minute I turned forty #4 I used to go into a store and the attendant...
Once upon a time lived a very adventurous girl who always thought she would somehow change the world. She set out to do just that... Years after travelling the globe and searching what it was she was looking for, she...
For those of you happy people that still haven't quite figured it out. Once upon a time there was a young woman who truly knew how to enjoy and appreciate her life. Although life was not easy for her, she...
As some of you already know from our Facebook pages, Alfonz has started a new project in Hungary, building and renovating properties. It all started when we saw our house, 75% built left...
When I think about my grandfather's life it seems the perfect time to have been alive. He was born in 1911, and died at 96 year of age nearly witnessing the entire 20th century. He was my...
Each and every year it starts the same. I turn back to my last year's resolutions and see just how far I got through my list. I reflect on what has taken place over the last 12...

Middle age expat

There is always so much to be grateful for! I am taking a few moment to reflect upon things as I hit the big milestone of 45 years of age today! It’s my birthday and I will cry...
Everyone seems to be moving away from Hungary looking for work, school or a new life. It’s true, we get asked everyday why would anyone choose to move here if given the options between Canada and France? Well the answer is...
Mom stayed for 5 weeks, although we were hoping for longer, somewhere between 3 months and the rest of her life. I know that it’s selfish, wanting my mom to move from Vancouver back to her roots in Budapest to...
A typical teenager has problems with staying focussed in class, staying focussed at home too, and like so many children in general, panics before tests and going back to school after a vacation break. Being a teacher for nearly...
A post from a less educated individual about the more educated, and the opinion of how economic discrimination sadly still prevails over who gets the golden tickets to success. These are, of course, my own personal experiences...
I must be crazy! I bought this very slimming black one piece bathsuit about 8 kilos ago. I looked at each morning as motivation! Today I went to Valencia Lake, Hungary and wore...