There was an old man, an old lady and a clever young thing…

The old man is Greece.  The old lady is Romania.  And the clever young thing is the EU. Why these three? In a timely coincidence, I have just edited a piece in my book, set in 2005, which talks about life in Romania as the country prepares to enter the EU.  Right when Greece mightContinue reading “There was an old man, an old lady and a clever young thing…”

Friendship

The narrative of my book is about expat friendships in Romania. The importance of friends is glaringly apparent in an expatriate situation.  All manner of different people are thrown together in a cultural pot, stirred and shaken, heated up under pressure, then presented on a plate as a beautiful and life-giving friendship.  In fact, inContinue reading “Friendship”

Enriching experiences

 Travel writing. Possibly the best job ever. I love reliving the whole experience when writing travel – every tiny step taken, all the people watching, the inevitable funny mishaps…    Once upon a time, I lived in Croatia. Yes, yes, I hear you – the beautiful Adriatic coast, the islands, the seafood. Where we livedContinue reading “Enriching experiences”