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Curiouser and Curiouser…

Sometimes life is all kinds of crazy.

I used to be a nanny.  It was one of the 20 jobs I had (not exaggerating – I’ll write about that one day) while I attended university.  I loved that job, not only because I genuinely adore being around kids – particularly the cute, intelligent kind – but also because D & M became a bit like my San Diego family after a while.  I even began helping M’s grandmother – the great grandma of the kids I watched – a couple of times a week when her parents were out.  She was a joy, and when she passed away my heart broke in two.

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On Momentum

At some point in our lives, the idea that we have to give to get starts to become increasingly apparent.  The concept can concern all things:  money (spend it to make it), good/bad energy (what goes around, etc.), and physical energy are just a few examples.  However, it has to be said that when we feel like we’re rolling in something good – whether we actually are or not – it’s a lot easier to give…when we feel stripped or deprived of a needful thing, it’s a lot harder to part with it.

And therein, gentle reader, lies the crux.  A couple of examples: Continue reading

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…And we’ve landed…

…in France. And it’s bloody cold. And it’s only autumn… That’s the first thing that hit us, the cold. We went from hot humid Manila, to sunny Dubai (ok, just for a few hours) to grey C.O.L.D (but still beautiful) Paris. But that’s a detail really, cause it’s good to be back in Europe.

I managed to get not one but two croissants in the plane (it’s the little things!) and that can only be a good omen for this new chapter in our life. Only one thing is for certain, this is another big change. After leaving our life in London to volunteer for a year in the Philippines, we’re kinda starting over again…different country, different jobs, different fields.

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