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From Riches to Rags

From Riches to Rags

| May 4, 2015 | Reply

Yesterday I returned from a week and a half of visiting with family; this included hanging out at yacht clubs, a Disney resort, and other fab locations.  I then returned to Germany to find that my dog was trying to kill a hedgehog that wandered into our yard.  I’ve got to get this thing out […]

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14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

14 Things You Need to Know About European Hotels

| March 9, 2015 | 4 Replies

  European hotels can be quite different from American hotels. If you’re not aware of this, you might come across some pretty surprising situations. Here are 14 common things to look out for:   1. FORMS OF PAYMENT Know up front, what forms of payment your hotel accepts. Those accepting cards might only accept a European card […]

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It’s Freezing.  I’m Sweating.  Here’s Why.

It’s Freezing. I’m Sweating. Here’s Why.

| February 6, 2015 | 1 Reply

I am sitting in a house with no heat.  It’s my own fault.  As cold as I am, I am sweating my ass off.  It’s my own fault.  Here’s my day, in a nutshell. First, we need to start with this: my husband has asked me on and off, for the past few months, whether […]

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Crazy morning.  Nothing new?

Crazy morning. Nothing new?

| December 12, 2014 | Reply

My morning… 0745-0830: -Sequoia off to school -start a load of laundry -straighten up the house before the cleaning lady comes 0830- cleaning lady arrives; Flash goes nuts 0830-0930: – pack for weekend trip to a Christmas market in the Netherlands – edit and publish the Advent im Wald blog post – search high and low […]

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Keepin’ it Real: Expat Life ain’t Always Glamorous

Keepin’ it Real: Expat Life ain’t Always Glamorous

| October 9, 2014 | 2 Replies

Today I’m going to get real about expat life. Not the daily observations, humor, and travel photos I post on my personal Facebook page, but the real trials and tribulations (along with the perhaps privileged first world problems) that I experience. Here are just a few of the things that make my seemingly-awesome-and-glamorous expat life less than […]

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When Your Tree Falls Down

When Your Tree Falls Down

| September 23, 2014 | Reply

Here’s the gist of what happens when the winds of a freak hailstorm uproot your tree:   Your neighbor calls your landlord and says, “So, do you know already?” She does not know already. Your neighbor breaks it to your landlord that a tree is no longer standing in your front yard. Your landlord calls you […]

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