Hooray! Nine Years in Bangkok… is available now.

About the Book Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned is an adventurous memoir of the author’s roller coaster life in Thailand. The book was originally written as a personal catharsis—an attempt to heal ‘Thailand wounds’. But, in re-visiting her experiences, the author realized that she wanted to share her ordeals and insights with a wider … More Hooray! Nine Years in Bangkok… is available now.

The Expatriate Conundrum

According to the dictionary, an expatriate is “a person residing in a country other than their native country”—a very simple get-to-the-heart-of-the-matter definition. However, in the real world, this expression is far more nuanced and Wikipedia goes on to explain: “In common usage, this term often refers to professionals, skilled workers, or artists taking positions outside … More The Expatriate Conundrum


What is a friend? One definition includes the phrases ‘having a close relationship, bond or attachment’ and another says ‘considering another’s well-being to be as valuable as your own.’ I’m a Taurus and true, lifelong friendships are important to me. I try to be honest in my relationships as I hope others will be honest … More Friendship

Removing Obstacles

This morning I picked sweet peas from my garden—brilliant red; the heavenly scent of my grandmother’s kitchen in summer. I baked an angel food cake—a sweet, frothy treat for my family on Canada Day. While it was baking and cooling I re-watched the movie Eat Pray Love. All three activities provided nourishment for my soul. In the … More Removing Obstacles

Dancing Lessons

Since returning to Canada in 2005 my husband and I have been taking ballroom and latin dance lessons. You might think, “They must be professional dancers by now with all those studio classes under their belts.” Well, you would be wrong. Dancing is one of those things you can study for years and still have … More Dancing Lessons

Let’s Talk

It’s been a while since my last posting as I’ve been working diligently on submissions to literary agencies and publishers for my book Nine Years in Bangkok: Lessons Learned. Now it’s time to play the waiting game. In the meantime, I will continue to share my lessons learned during those pivotal nine years. I’m hoping that my … More Let’s Talk