Author Archives: Paardje

Honoring What I Love [With An Adjustment]

I have a Kindle fire tablet that I’ve had since early 2012.Β  There are already a gazillion books on there but, honestly, I use it for games 80% of the time 😏 Recently when I asked my daughter whether she … Continue reading

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I Should Be So Loki In Love

One of the things we resolved to do when we came back to Batam (from Melbourne) was to buy a dog.Β  We wanted to get serious about investing in our happiness (as a family) and all 3 of us agreed … Continue reading

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Wiser And Braver For It: A Post-Melbourne Update (Part 2)

In part 1Β of this story I shared a bit of our (short) job hunting experience in Melbourne, and how I felt somewhat guilty watching my husband go through the process. But this wasn’t the only reason I agreed to come … Continue reading

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It Makes Me Happy to See The Hubs Happy: A Post-Melbourne Update (Part 1)

Some of you might remember that we moved to Melbourne in December 2016 to ‘escape’ the boredom and confinement I felt in Indonesia. (That is not to say the entire Indonesian archipelago is boring, no.Β  I’m just talking about my … Continue reading

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This Felt Appropriate …

  found on Pinterest πŸ™‚

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A Poignant Loss, Something to be Happy About & Christmas Greetings

Howdy beautiful people! 😘 Did anyone out there miss me? πŸ˜‚ Our master bedroom is a huge mess right now. I am surrounded by scattered mountains of stuff that need to be packed into already burgeoning suitcases when .. my … Continue reading

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I Thought I Couldn’t Have Another Baby Anymore?!! πŸ™ƒ

Hello beautiful people! πŸ™‚ ❀ It’s been a while. I’m pregnant you know. Yes, 9 weeks already (approximately). Dan-dan-daaaaaaaan!!! πŸ€— πŸ€— I had NO idea. At all! First off, my fallopian tubes are blocked. When I had my daughter (B1 … Continue reading

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