family · learning · Oman · settling in

sometimes you need ‘home’

The worst question you could ask my (or any) TCKs (Third Culture Kids) is ‘where are you from?’ For Xavier and Anouk, they are from everywhere and their ‘home’ is wherever the four of us are together. During the school year (at the present moment), ‘home’ is Muscat, Oman. For three weeks in the summer, ‘home’… Continue reading sometimes you need ‘home’

learning · Oman · settling in · travel

a week in Oman

Today marks the first whole week we’ve been in Muscat, Oman. The flights from Amsterdam – Abu Dhabi – Muscat were easy peasy though Rob’s beard caused some issues and required extra security checks (sigh). Within 24 hours of arrival in the country, our shipment arrived and a crew of hot and sweaty men emptied the container,… Continue reading a week in Oman

AISJ · learning · Xavier

can’t write a poem about hamburgers

We had a rough weekend in the Langlands house. We had to learn some important lessons and now it’s time to move forward. But the end of the year is always stressful and busy. So how do we move on? We get the following email from our son. Here is Xavier’s poem to cheer up your day!   Can’t… Continue reading can’t write a poem about hamburgers

learning · settling in · South Africa

alive and well in Africa

Sorry about this delayed blog post. The internet “dongle” we are using at home doesn’t seem to like our house and it can’t regularly find a wireless connection to tap in to. Additionally, I think our house is in a vortex of communication suckage in that we can’t seem to get a great connection on… Continue reading alive and well in Africa