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A tiny, defenseless, sad & neglected blog

If you ever think you can keep a very active blog about repatriating smack in the middle of repatriating, you might realise that you have to rethink. Other things kind of get in the way – I mean literally things, the ones we tend to have way too many of. And I mean literally in the way: A tiny defenseless blog completely crushed under stacks of books, heaps of clothes, an absolutely unlikely and annoying amount of glasses, Ikea packages and more. Continue reading “A tiny, defenseless, sad & neglected blog”

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Mondays in Paris

So I just have to write about Paris one last time, at least as part of my expat life! Just to make it even more clear how upset I am about not being able to hop on the train for a daytrip there anymore (I know, spoiled expat wife and all that, but still). Continue reading “Mondays in Paris”

Contradictory elements

“A state characterized by contradictory elements”. This (part) definition of schizophrenia could just as well have been about repatriation. I might have fooled myself into believing I had prepared myself so well for such a long time that I’ve dealt with every emotion gradually and that leaving would actually be quite smooth sailing. Not quite so. Entering the last week of expathood, the above definition characterizes my state perfectly. Continue reading “Contradictory elements”

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