Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: International Dot Day
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Friday, September 14, 2012. Tomorrow, September 15th, is International Dot Day. Being that it is Saturday, the school is celebrating today. You may ask, huh? What is International Dot Day? That is what I said. So here is what I have learned:. Dot day celebrates creativity by encouraging children to make their "mark". It started 5 years ago to celebrate the publication of The Dot. Today they were encouraged to wear clothing with dots. Thing 2 was not a problem, but Thing ...
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: Grüß Gott, Frau Magister!
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Thursday, September 6, 2012. Grüß Gott, Frau Magister! This week, the Cat and I started German language training. It is an opportunity offered by the Embassy at all posts to help us foreigners ease more into our host country's culture. So, not only do you learn the language but culture as well. Professor so and so.". Mother of All Things":-). Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. There is some of that too. Boring? View my complete profile.
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: Driving in Vienna
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Saturday, September 8, 2012. Please note that I did not say Austria. I will stick to Vienna's city limits for now since I know that driving on Austria's highways is similar to driving on US highways. We received our vehicle last week. The Cat drove it home and it sat there until this week when we had a few functions at the school and decided to drive because the bus that goes up that way only comes around every hour. The problem is that some districts require while others do...
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: August 2012
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Friday, August 31, 2012. Seems like forever since my last post! The things returned to school last week after what seemed like an endless summer - to me, anyway. What do expats do about school when they are away from home? That depends, but most of us USA expats send our kids to one of the many international school options unless your kids happen to be fluent in the language of your host country. Austrian schools, in case you're wondering, start on September 3rd. Parents see...
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: April 2009
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Saturday, April 25, 2009. Boxes, Boxes, Everywhere. In the hall and on the stairs.". This is a line from a childrens. Book I bought for Thing 1 when we first moved overseas. Thing 1 moved on to a more appropriate school age book and I used this one with Thing 2. Who repeated this line over an over when the movers packed us up in Poland. Today is unpacking day. It is going to be 87 degrees here today and my mission is to find my summer clothing somewhere in this mess....I am ...
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: Chip and Pin....aka The Reason I Almost Had A Stroke Today
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Saturday, January 26, 2013. Chip and Pin.aka The Reason I Almost Had A Stroke Today. There are many aspects of living anywhere overseas that are incredibly annoying. Drivers, rudeness, xenophonbia, cultural differences, etc. but none more so than chip and pin/EMV technology. Just like that with exclamation point and all). I figure I inserted the card incorrectly so I run it again. Transaction failure! The cashier takes my card and runs it. Transaction failure! Most banks lim...
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: The House: The Good, Bad and the Ugly (not so much ugly)
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Tuesday, August 14, 2012. The House: The Good, Bad and the Ugly (not so much ugly). So imagine my surprise when I googled "bad smell in dryer" and got a ton of links about how common this problem is with front loaders! I had to bleach it and that cleared it up, but jeez! The instruction manual didn't even mention it! Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. There is some of that too. Boring? View my complete profile. Taking Care of Business.
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: April 2011
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Here we go again. Well, it looks like it is time to revive this blog. Got the call last Thursday afternoon.husband says we're going to Vienna as I was busy documenting at work. I said "oh that's nice" thinking he was talking about us going out locally in Vienna, VA. He then tells me, "Vienna, Austria, hun". Links to this post. Subscribe to: Posts (Atom). Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. I am a globetrekkingmom raising a family of nomads. Every thre...
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom: May 2012
Tales of a Globetrekking Mom. Saturday, May 19, 2012. From Low to High Tech. It's been over a year since we heard the news that we would be relocating to Vienna, Austria in 2012. We are now 6 weeks from departure. That device entertained my then infant/toddler on many trips to the grocery store and anywhere where she had to be restrained. The kids.well between their iTouch and iPads loaded with games, books, movies and shows, we better not hear a peep! There has never been a better time to be an expat!