English Girl living in a Canadian world (Calgary to be precise!). Grew up in Eastern Europe. And on a farm in England. Now living and working in Calgary, Canada and married to a lovely Canadian man (partly for a green card...but also because I love him!).

On How to Survive a 10-Hour Flight Like a Lady

@Diana I did long distance between Calgary and Prague for a while with the now husband and crying through security and crying on a plane is not fun (at least 5 times because that's how many trips there were) One lady gave me a Kleenex, everyone else just ignored me. So glad I don't have to go through all of that again!

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm 0

On Thanksgiving Away From Home

Change this to Christmas, parents moving to Romania from England and its the story of my life!

Thank you! :)

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 10:45 am 0

On 13 Months Alone in Bangkok

@mochi for most people I met in Prague they had their TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) course, as English is only the 4th most spoken foreign language in the Czech Republic (After Slovakian, German, Russian and Polish), so lots of opportunity to teach it, especially to young kids.
I got lucky because I grew up in Romania and knew people who knew people who got me a job there (doing HR for a media company).
Try Expats.cz which is a Czech website for foreigners has everything from houses to jobs and restaurant reviews. There are similar ones for all European countries.
Hope this helps!

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 6:11 pm 0

On 13 Months Alone in Bangkok

I lived and worked in Prague for 10 months without knowing anyone going there. Best 10 months of my life so far.
Makes me want to do something like that again!

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm 1

On The Rob Ford Pie

Sorry, just saw this on bbc.com:

Friday's city council vote is the latest blow for 44-year-old Mr Ford, who last week admitted smoking crack cocaine, and this week admitted in a city council hearing that he had bought illegal drugs within the last two years.

Investigation documents released on Wednesday quoted Ford associates as saying that the mayor had driven drunk, used racially abusive language, threatened staff, consorted with a woman suspected of working as a prostitute and made a sexual proposition to a female staff member.

Jeez what a mess.

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm 1

On The Rob Ford Pie

@greyeminence I live in Calgary, who has a very nice mayor, who happens to be muslim too (huge deal for cowboy country Calgary). I feel very lucky.
Also when I was in Seattle my friends and I started talking to a group of locals. One local guy stopped the conversation and just said 'hang on! I thought Canadians were meant to be nice?!'. Haven't laughed that hard in a long long time!

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm 0

On What It's Like to Seek a Late Abortion in the "Most Pro-Life" State in America

@harebell I was thinking exactly the same thing about the funeral homes!! Firstly, they are just cruel and secondly (and I'm not trying to be mean) but why would they turn down legitimate business? because they don't want to be associated with her "termination"? Who would know? They could just say the child died after birth or was born stillborn....

I just don't get it. I guess growing up in the UK and now living in Canada where there is free healthcare, very easy (and free!) access to birth control and "planned parenthood" type services doesn't give me the right to judge. But I feel very lucky I won't ever have to go through what Jessica and Erick Davis did. :(

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 12:11 pm 0

On What It's Like to Seek a Late Abortion in the "Most Pro-Life" State in America

This makes me so sad and also very angry.

I love America, but c'mon guys!! This woman deserved some respect and she got none. :(

Posted on November 1, 2013 at 11:16 am 1

On Olives - It's What's For Dinner

@meetapossum ditto a hundred times over. Thank goodness most people don't like them because whenever they pick them off of their pizza I get a nice pile of olives on my plate!

Posted on October 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm 2