Bird Street Taipei

If you have an irrational fear of birds, you should probably just turn around right now. If not, carry on. Just over 6 months ago, we got Donut. He’s a […]

Birds…love me…?

Unfortunately, I was a bit hasty in posting this. He/she is no longer with us. The kids took some comfort in the fact that Roberto (the name we all know […]

The Day that we got Donut

Last Sunday, I woke up to some very upsetting news about a dear friend back home that had fallen suddenly and unexpectedly ill. I felt so sad and so shocked. […]

Expat Friendships

Friendships/relationships and how I kind of become worse at both as I get older, have been on my mind lately. I blame having children the different seasons of life, for friendships […]

The Import Grocery Aisle. Where Do I Find it in Taipei?

Before I begin, please note that I’m writing this from a North American, and more specifically Canadian perspective. If you’re looking for Marmite, I can’t help you. Although, I’m pretty […]

Things That I Forgot About Taiwan

This is a throwback. I’ve been a little busy lately. I’ve got some fun things happening that I’ve had to put some time into. Plus, it’s that time of year […]

A GREAT haircut in Taipei!

    You see, a few months ago I had yet another bad hair experience here in Taiwan. And I’ve had far too many of these experiences in my time […]

Away from home on the holidays…

  Being REALLY far away and having children definitely adds to the burden that is felt. (at least to me!) Sometimes I get down about the fact that my children […]

Taiwan = Ilha Formosa

Did you know Taiwan was originally named Ilha Formosa by Portugese sailors? It means Beautiful Island. And I’d say they were pretty bang on with that one. I came across […]

Christmas in Taipei

  It’s a little late in the season, but I thought I’d take a minute to mention some Christmas happenings, that are still…happening. Since we will be spending Christmas here this year, […]