Thursday, 19 September 2013


Life has been so full here that at times it threatens to spill-over.

Summer was wonderful, as I overheard a woman telling her friend in Waitrose, "What a lovely summer we've had, just like the summers of my childhood!"  and I had to smile and silently agree with her.

There was a visit to France that will feature in future posts...
There was time spent working on my book...
There were birthdays for The Rags and I...
There were trips to the British Museum...
There were many days spent making cherry vodka...

And now it's autumn.
The days grow shorter as the walnuts grow plumper...
My final O.U course has started and I am become a mature student again...
Work continues to take up far too much of my time and energy...
I begin to send my novel submission to a few agents...   
Plans are afoot for my return to Brittany when The Universe deems that the time is right...
The planet circles the sun
and the tapestry of life is woven
All is as it should be

Today I was approached with a quite unexpected and interesting suggestion...
Would I care to move to Singapore for two years?
A very generous package, a very interesting role, a very large leap into the dark
The question is, how brave do I feel?


  1. Sounds good, very good, not least the cherry vodka! Good luck with the novel submissions.

    1. Thank you Lucy, alas, the cherry vodka is far too good!

  2. And all's right with the world..... Good for you Julia.

    1. Indeed it is, thank you Tom. I equate happiness with contentment, being appreciative for what I have and not greedy for anything more, and I am content :)

  3. Summer sounded wonderful! And so does autumn. And what decisions you have in your future! Best of luck with everything!

    1. Thanks Kristi! No decisions to be made, I weighed up the costs V the benefits and decided it is not for me

  4. I am happy summer has been good to you this year! Singapore would be an interesting opportunity but I have just read your comment about your decision. It is nice to be in the position to make a decision, one way or the other!

  5. Once upon a time, in late 1984, we had a chance to spend a year in Shanghai. Paul had an offer from the University there. But we would have had only a few weeks to get ready and go, and were just two weeks back from nearly a year in Hungary with our three young children. And in Hungary we had a lot of backup and support and Paul was a native speaker. So, a tiny bit sadly, we had to say, "No". Sometimes on does.

  6. You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

    Sorry, Dirty Harry moment.


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