Joshua, our 22-year-old has just taken part in an international Malay speaking competition and the experience for us, his parents, who have watched it happen, has been extraordinary. But before you stop reading and think this blog is just an excuse for me to crow about my offspring I must reassure you. This is actually … More When you have no words
You can’t expect to settle-in in a new location if you don’t do the things tourists do. With four years here, and already being a third of the way through, I am acutely aware that we simply cannot put off making the effort to see and do everything on offer both in KL and Malaysia … More Being a tourist in my own city
Disclaimer: This post includes scenes of a distasteful nature… I am seriously considering compiling a list of the Ten Best Things About Being and Expat in KL. Now that really shows that I am settling in, right? Number 1, then, is healthcare. Now, I know that people come here from all over the world on … More Things I love about KL #1 – healthcare
“I’ve made my stollen already,” declared Karin over dinner last Thursday. We’d been invited to Katrin and Andy’s for a Swiss evening and were busily piling salami and raw vegetables into baby-sized frying pans (I just wrote ‘baby frying pans’ and thought against it – I mean, who’d want to fry a baby?) before adding … More Mince pie, anyone?
I write this on the upper deck of a Malaysia Airlines A380 heading back to Kuala Lumpur after three productive weeks in London. As usual I leave with mixed feelings. A year in to our ‘empty nest posting’ I’m still surprised how I have ended up living between worlds. I thought that I’d spend more … More a life in my suitcase