Join me in this interesting conversation with Lisa Tilstra, on her podcast Make Life Less Difficult. We met in Saudi Arabia and have remained friends after leaving Saudi Arabia, Lisa moved to the Netherlands then Sri Lanka, I moved to New York City. We recently met up for lunch in Philadelphia, where Lisa mentionned her … Continue reading Make Life Less Difficult with Lisa Tilstra
Severe weather advisories were in effect for days as March roared into the city with high winds. The morning the gale finally abated, I stood by the kitchen sink overlooking our terrace nook. Something was off, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I turned on the news and made coffee. As I poured … Continue reading Once Upon A Chime(s)
I was honored and delighted to be invited by Linda Sage to be a guest speaker on her podcast. Stay tuned, it will be aired this Friday! From humble beginnings in France to the skyline of New York, Evelyne Fallows has fought to conquer many Everest size challenges in her life emotionally, psychologically and physically. … Continue reading Learning From Life Podcast
Paris, 1999. My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse's restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you'll never guess where! Me: ...(I never did so fast forward...) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: ...? Seoul, 2000. … Continue reading Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.
A big thank you to this week's contributor, my friend Malinda Quartel Coupe, who lives in Riyadh and is sharing her experience driving in the kingdom. June 24, 2018 marked the first day that females were allowed behind the wheel for the very first time (legally) in the history of this country. As a Dutch … Continue reading Saudi Arabia ~ History in the making