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The British Abroad, or, Who Am I?

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 | 17 comments

The British Abroad, or, Who Am I?

I’d never realized before but that thing Canadians hate so much? That lumping together of everyone who lives in North America? They do the exact same thing to people who live in Europe.

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Point & Shoot: Walking with fish

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 | 16 comments

Point & Shoot: Walking with fish

We woke on Saturday to iron-clad skies and a blustery wind, but at least the rain had stopped. We had plans…

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“D’ya like dags?”

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 | 12 comments

“D’ya like dags?”

The dogs in my past are bound forever to the struggles or deceptions I faced at the time, giving their loss an added potency, shocking you even when you think you’re safe.

Like today.

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Expat Lasts – A Life Of Goodbyes

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 | 27 comments

Expat Lasts – A Life Of Goodbyes

Much is written about the ‘firsts’ in life, those milestones that mark our progression along this mortal coil, but very little about the lasts…

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Point & Shoot: #foodporn

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 | 22 comments

Point & Shoot: #foodporn

Weekends in our house are all about the food (this is, after all, home of the #epicbreakfast) so be prepared for shameless foodporn photography…

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When Aspergers Is Good News

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 | 41 comments

When Aspergers Is Good News

It’s funny… we go months in our family without seeing a doctor then suddenly here we are, test-driving not one but two distinct areas of the Canadian healthcare system.

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Word Association & Borderline Personality Disorder – Tell Me What You Really Think

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 | 30 comments

Word Association & Borderline Personality Disorder – Tell Me What You Really Think

I want to do a little experiment and I need your help – no previous experience required…

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The Fall: Down The Mental Health Rabbithole

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 | 27 comments

The Fall: Down The Mental Health Rabbithole

Since the successful treatment of my Borderline Personality Disorder twelve years ago I’m proud of my eight-year treatment-free run but not too proud to recognise when my lucky streak’s looking shaky…

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BPD: Suspended Animation

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 | 32 comments

BPD: Suspended Animation

Like a helium balloon, I hang, connected by a single thread to all that’s solid and real. I’ve been like this all week. And last week. And the week before that…

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Point & Shoot: A Weekend Of Sugar & Ice & All Things Nice

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 | 22 comments

Point & Shoot: A Weekend Of Sugar & Ice & All Things Nice

Friday was a PA day so the weekend started early for us…

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Point & Shoot: Shopping in a snowstorm

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 | 30 comments

Point & Shoot: Shopping in a snowstorm

Our weekends generally follow a familiar pattern: breakfast like kings, lounge around in PJ’s until the afternoon, then get out and do something with the remainder of the day…

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Expats Are Born Not Made. Discuss

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 | 53 comments

Expats Are Born Not Made. Discuss

When life doesn’t promise anything except possibility it seems a shame to turn your back on such a generous gift. What have you done, or planned to do, to embrace the unknown?

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