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250 Words of a Nomad

Today is the first day of May and with it commences the Blog Every Day in May challenge.  Feel free to join in and if you catch this anytime through out the month feel free to just jump right in.  I will be posting my normal posts, so you get a special treat of two different posts for each day this month. 

Day 1, WednesdayThe story of your life in 250 words or less (or one paragraph… no one will be counting your words… probably)

I was born in Oxford, England to American parents who were on their second overseas tour in Europe.  This would not be their last as I grew up moving around military bases in Europe until I was seventeen years old.  My childhood was highly nomadic as we were always moving.  I have lived in a place for as little as a few months and as long as three years at a time.  Hence I can never easily answer where I am from and still have yet to settle down.  I have learned a few different languages growing up and traveling abroad but I am still only speak English fluently.  I met my husband at Uni in the US.  We were college sweethearts and married while we both still in school.  We then embarked on the life as a military family adding two children along the way for the next six years.  We got really ‘tough’ assignments of Monterey, California and Oahu, Hawaii.  However life made up for life of paradise by experiencing the sudden loss of my dad and followed by a near divorce in my marriage.  Through it all we finally made our way to Europe in the summer of 2011 and have been living the Expat life ever since.  My husband and I are more in love than ever and will be renewing our vows this August on our 10th Wedding Anniversary in Wales. This is just another chapter in our story called life. 
Second to my camera, my pink laptop is one of my favourite accessories. 


Throwback Thursday

With the new instagram app on my phone I have picked up a few themed days in which I can participate. One is ‘throwbackthursday’ and for today I decided to use a photo of me from 1987 playing Pigpong. Anyone remember this game? What fun one! I would love to have a copy to play together with my boys.

A 5 year old me playing Pig Pong on Christmas in ’87