Category Archives: Expat issues

Fourth of July Silliness

Here’s how we celebrated July Fourth in Dungeness.  Blue ties with red and white stars for the boys, blue barrettes with fireworks on for the girls, and small American flags for all. I think the Norwegians in the group actually … Continue reading

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Leaving Whitstable…the Final Stages

Of course, it is always more stressful and more time-consuming than one expects, getting out of a house that one has lived in for more than a few weeks.  It is amazing, really, how much stuff we acquired in only … Continue reading

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Leaving Whitstable…Part 2

As time in Whitstable grew short, we got out as much as we could, to enjoy our surroundings and see friends. We made time for Emilie… …and spent a lot of time at the playground at Cornwallis Circle…      … Continue reading

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Leaving Whitstable…Part 1

Our final two weeks in Whitstable were filled with packing, purging, cleaning, and goodbyes.  In the midst of this, we did manage to take time to notice the things we’ll miss… …like the Georgian post box on the corner…   … Continue reading

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A Long, Drawn-out Exit

We have been saying good-bye to people for a couple of weeks now.  It’s starting to feel tiring and of course, is quite sad.  And we have so many good-byes yet ahead of us.  We’ve said very fond farewells to … Continue reading

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Keeping the Kids Clothed

We want to avoid buying new clothes while here, since we’re already wondering how the heck we’re going to get all of our stuff back to the states!  We have decided to try to get us through as best we … Continue reading

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Ding Dong the Glitch is Dead

Mostly, we love our quirky, cozy cottage in Whitstable.  The downside has been our rather inconvenient kitchen.  Our refrigerator is a half-sized model that sits under the counter (and the bin in the door is broken and it freezes and … Continue reading

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