Category Archive: UK appreciation club

Origami, heatwaves and brickdust

The calm before the storm….     These were my last bits of decoration before we emptied our living area and kitchen – theyโ€™re made by the fair hands of my lovely friend… Continue reading

Cashing in our chips

This is it readers, we’ve left the UK. Our visas came through on Tuesday, whilst we were killing time in London. We were sitting in Pizza Express, using up vouchers when the email… Continue reading

Five Go Nowhere

They call Worthing “God’s waiting room” because so many elderly people live here. I don’t know who ‘they’ are, and why they’re so negative, but funnily enough that description is quite fitting for… Continue reading

The Deserts of Dubai

A caravan of clutter, Skateboards, ninja-swords, Camping on the sands, Nomads: five. – A forest of logistics, Valleys of farewells, Rivers flowing tears All crossed: over. – Memories replaying, Friendships on a loop,… Continue reading

Wonderful Worthing

It has been a lovely sunny week in Worthing – always nice for funerals and house removals I find. Also the whole autumn-y vibe has been fitting: end of an era; death giving… Continue reading

Uprooting a House of Fun

We are currently moving out of our house, and it feels like being in a hot air balloon (not that I’ve been in a hot air balloon). I’ve seen balloonists (?) on films,… Continue reading

Angel of The South

For anyone reading this from another land, you need to know that England has a huge sculpture called the Angel of the North. Here’s our version, made by Evie when she was in… Continue reading

Collective swooning

What are your Monday mornings usually like? Spare a thought for the nurse who had our family as her first appointment recently. We rolled in, bleary eyed, expecting a fun sort of vaccination-catch-up… Continue reading

You are the boss of you

The Doom. The Doom… Those thoughts that come in the night, when there’s nobody to talk to and no distractions. “What if it all goes wrong and we don’t get visas, what if… Continue reading

Four Seasons in One Day

Yesterday was one of those days where you feel you’ve lived through too many emotions for one day. Every Friday morning our church have an open-day sort of prayer thing where folks can… Continue reading