Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 5

Israel Oh Israel, I cannot wait to travel again and visit your beautiful country and dine on your fabulous food. A last minute meal thrown together tonight was perfect for and autumn night. We were impressed with all of the Israeli trivia we dug up. Many bright minds doing amazing work. Latvia Tonight we made…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 4

It’s week 4 of staying put during the time of COVID-19 and we are still thinking of travel – places we have enjoyed and places we dream to explore. So we continue to study fun facts about each new country and learn to prepare a traditional meal. What a gift this time at home is!…

Third Culture Kids

  I’d like to begin by quoting Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the Earth all one’s lifetime. I believe that Mark Twain was…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 3

Lebanon Lebanon – a more diverse and progressive Middle Eastern country with snowy mountains, delicious food and the first ever law school. Feasting tonight on fatoush which comes from the word “fatta” meaning crushed bread or crumbs. In the absence of pita bread we opted to fry up the end of a sourdough. Bon appetit!…

Lockdown Culture Trip – Week 2

Greenland I’ve always wanted to visit Greenland but after researching recipes to celebrate it it became clear we wouldn’t be able to eat a lot there. Whale, seal, reindeer – not a lot of plants! We were able to enjoy Greenland via coffee and cake in traditional kaffemik style with a “kalaallit kaagiat” or sweet…

Culture Trip whilst in Lockdown – Week 1

We have been at our home in Melbourne now for a month during the Covid-19 lockdown. I’m happy we are all together, that we have a roof over our head, we are healthy, and financially stable – we are lucky. My daughter had a wonderful idea one night, to stage a Hawaiian themed dinner, and…

A Year of Yes, Week 22: Beginner Bicycle Maintenance

I have been wanting to take a bike maintenance course for the last couple of years. For one reason or another I had put it off. Searching around online a couple of weeks ago I found this one being offered at our local 99 Bikes shop. After clearing it with my other half and arranging…