5 Years

I have been using WordPress.com for over eight years, but five years ago I created a new account to mark a big change and start a new blog: this one. Five years ago we started planning our move abroad in earnest. Five years ago we decided to say goodbye to the US and get ready … Continue reading 5 Years

Mexican Feasts

I am a bit of a lazy cook. Sure, I can spend all day making puff pastry to bake with, but ask me to make dinner and I’ll look for the easy way out. I prefer one-pot meals where you throw everything into the pot and walk away. However, I also enjoy experimenting with new recipes, and … Continue reading Mexican Feasts

Climbing & Baking

My husband and I decided to go to the university sports centre this week for some rock climbing. It was his first time, and we didn’t want to wait for the next intro class, so we had a private class with one of their climbing instructors. I appreciated the review — I’ve only climbed once … Continue reading Climbing & Baking

Capelulo Walk

This summer, my parents came for a visit and I went with them on a walk to Capelulo — walk #4 from Walking in the Conwy Valley. We took a bus to Dwygyfylchi, and from there wound our way up through town to the start of the walk on Sychnant Pass. It was steep and plenty warm, but we … Continue reading Capelulo Walk

Locali(z/s)ed Gaming

I grew up playing (and mostly losing!) Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition. I loved it even though I was mostly clueless — the game itself was made before I was born and the trivia is pretty obscure for me. In the past I tried newer, more up-to-date versions, but they weren’t as fun to play. Until … Continue reading Locali(z/s)ed Gaming