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’

family · friends · South Africa · travel

travelling tales

After 18 months of living in South Africa we hadn’t travelled around much. Though we’ve explored the city’s great restaurants, bars, and shops, we’d never explored the highlights outside of the city–safari, wineries, coastal regions, etc. So… when Bomma said she was coming to visit us, we decided to get the heck out of town… Continue reading travelling tales

family · travel

Christmas in California

One of the worst things about living half a world away from home– jet lag.  Jet lag is a close second to other worst things… like: missing births, weddings, deaths (and all other familial and friend-centered events); not being present for joys and sorrows that permeate our loved one’s daily lives;  and the ever-important “hug-on-demand”… Continue reading Christmas in California

family · friends · travel

another one bites the dust

Well loved ones, another summer bites the dust! And what a summer it was. During our adventures, we travelled another 15,800 mi./25,400 km. (with another 5,700 mi./9,200 km. to go), met two new babies, hugged and kissed our loved ones hundreds of times, and laughed, and laughed… and laughed! Our fun started in California with… Continue reading another one bites the dust