Tale of a Trailing Spouse

American expat in Singapore. A career, friends, family, and place to call home–I gave up life as I knew it for the possibility of life as it could become. Seven years later as a seasoned and serial expatriate, I've lived in four countries on three continents. So far, it's been a wonderful ride!

Holy Mackerel! He’s the King of the Sea!

These many weeks recovering from surgery to correct a Lisfranc dislocation in my left foot, I can honestly say I know what it feels like to be a goldfish. For … Continue reading

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An idle mind and devil’s workshop

Needless to say, I’ve got a lot of time on my hands.  Under doctor’s orders not to bear a single ounce of weight on my injured foot, I am relegated … Continue reading

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The best laid plans…

If you looked at my calendar, you’d see that I like to schedule my life in great detail and as far in advance as possible. Within my digital calendar, I … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 13 Comments

A good place

On a recent tour of Indonesia’s famous Borobudur temple, my husband and I ascended ancient stairwells to reach the uppermost level–an impressive physical plateau that metaphorically represented the highest spiritual … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 11 Comments

Norman Rockwell moments

Expat Life and The Norman Rockwell filter For all practical purposes, it’s summer time in Singapore. Maybe from a climatic point of view, this observation doesn’t hold water because when … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 9 Comments

Time flies when you are…

I know you are not waiting with bated breath to read another installment from Tale of a Trailing Spouse, and for this I am thankful. Two weeks have passed since … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · 7 Comments

Blackberry Widows

It is like something out of Greek mythology only with a contemporary twist–a band of women warriors living, playing, and working together in a fantastical island somewhere in Southeast Asia. … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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Enjoying his shisha before #Singapore bans it When my sweetie is away I tend to wear his clothes to lounge around in, and text him a #selfie as a way to teasingly torment him. #nofilter My view as I wait to board flight from Gold Coast, #Australia to Singapore. Seems fitting picture for loveliest week with my dear friends. Friday night at Helansvale Night Market, which reminded me of a smaller version of NC State Fair or a German Fest. Really lovely night with an even LOVELIER couple! #australia #helensvalenightmarket  #friends We are not having fun at all #australia #helensvalenightmarket #travel

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