Expats Are Born Not Made. Discuss

Expats Are Born Not Made. Discuss

The minute we enter education we’re on the assembly line of modern life, primed for our encounters via a series of checkboxes that must be ticked before we can progress to the next level. Our performance determines our place in life and society. What is school if not...
Start The Day With A Good Breakfast

Start The Day With A Good Breakfast

  Perhaps it was my mother’s stint at nursing college in Edinburgh, or her dubious MacGregor roots (she used to say she came from a long line of sheep-stealers – remember the film Rob Roy?) but she brought with her to our secluded Irish farm, a penchant...
We Hunkered Down & Pressed On…

We Hunkered Down & Pressed On…

Earlier this week I mentioned how the current freeze reminded me of our first Canadian winter, four years ago. UK southern softies fresh from London life, we had none of the protective, insulating clothing most Canadians take for granted and thanks to the cost of...
Heating A Canadian Home

Heating A Canadian Home

  Being cosy warm indoors while the weather hurls all the winter it can lay its hands on at you is a wonderful feeling, but it doesn’t come without a downside. The air is so dry it brings problems of its own.   Feeling The Heat In The Big Freeze Canadian homes...
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