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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...
It happens like so many spontaneous things happen; you think you are on the path doing one thing, and then something changes and you find yourselves on a romantic weekend getaway without children! Yeehaw! We were interviewing a couple for...
It seems to me that whenever I have a bit of time to write, I always start with an apology about my lack of time to write. Expat life starts off slow and easy, life gains some speed in any...
  Our student Dora did a two-week English homestay with our family over the winter break, and she shared with us a version of Salisbury steak, with a French-twist that was just out of this world. It is rare these days...

New Years 2018

It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot 2017 was a year full of change and growth. I found a routine over the last 15 months that includes class preparations, hours of marking, private...

Women in business Hungary

Things have been very interesting in Budapest Hungary for our expat family when it comes to starting our homestay business. When we arrived in September last year, we explored the market immediately as to what kind of English teaching programs...
This time we left southern France to more familiar grounds in Budapest Hungary. Some people may think we are crazy to move yet again, but we find Budapest full of possibilities. The reason we moved is easy, we wanted to bring...

Too Old For School

It is true, I am slowing down. My mind doesn't race from one thing to the next and I can spend long periods of time researching a topic or even reading an entire book without distractions. That's new for me and...
Mid forties. What are we to make of it? Low energy, thin hair and getting out of bed with aches and pains has become my reality. Moving to Hungary from France came at an interesting time in my life. When we left...
It is a year today that we left France for Budapest Hungary and I cannot tell you how fast it has gone! As Canadians, I guess we are always pretty optimistic, always focussed on the positive. It makes things easier...