nomad. thinker. writer. girl.
Mothers talk and when they do, one thing leads to another...and here we are.
Glenda @ Gg-notes on the journey and I have been blogging buddies for a while now.
She is gracious, warm and like me, has lived the expat life.
When Glenda wrote to say that her Christy was moving to England,
I offered to lend a welcoming hand. As Christy lives a distance from me
I thought I would welcome her by way of this post. Christy has a great blog,
where she writes about her experiences as she settles into life in England.
I can relate to that. :)
Christy is a huge fan of the Duchess of Cambridge
and has a great collection of photos.
Christy is in England to become a missionary.
She is a girl with heart.
"I've just moved to England to be a missionary and
Katherine-Hepburn-style office girl (like in 'Desk Set')".
|Scene from the movie 'Desk Set'|
I can relate to that too!
I started to think of all the advise I could give to Christy.
I have cornered the market on travel books and have so many thoughts
that I do not know where to begin.
I then looked at Christy's blog
and realised she could teach me a thing or two!
She has many great suggestions which you can read here.
I am so inspired by Christy that I am in the midst of
developing a series of Travel Diaries with all my favourite
spots around England and beyond. It has proved to be a bit
more challenging that I thought...so stay tuned.
In the meantime,
my advice to Christy as a new expat settling into a country.
(she is a pro at this, being a TCK, but I will say it anyways, more here)
Keep your eyes open.
Never leave home without a camera,
a small journal and pen.
Talk to people, look for stories.
Pay attention to the little things.
Write, write and write some more.
Keep in touch with friends from home.
Make new friends.
When blue, make a point of going someplace new.
I did not mean for that to rhyme ;)
Write postcards and post them.
Look for the unusual.
Find out people's stories.
Start the day looking for a story.
They happen when you least expect it.
Keep a record of all your favourite places.
Write about them.
Say hello to your mother for me.
Yes..I know they are quite simple
but they work!
To Christy, I send my very best and hopes that
we meet someday.
Before I go...there is one more
Glenda is blessed with two beautiful and talented daughters.
You can meet Jenny
over at Life on Canvas
Signing off to work on my Travel Diaries....
Images via Christy's blog
Desk Set image via The Movie Scene