Greetings from Sydney, Paris, Felixstowe, or wherever we may be to wherever you may be. I’ve been in the UK since 2011 after living in Sydney from 1995-2010, and have visited Paris for many years.
Since 1998, I’ve had my own apartment in the City of Light, between the Eiffel Tower and Musée Marmottan. I consider myself lucky in that regard, but I’ve also worked hard to make my own luck. I write about these special geographic places that captured my heart and also about life and change and the challenges of balancing love, relationships, and personal goals in a global bended family.
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, U.S.A., I’m a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and previously lived in Fairfield County, Connecticut, working for a large multinational corporation. I’ve had a few travel articles published in Brooks Community Newspapers in Darien and Westport, Connecticut and “Eco-Traveller” Magazine, and am quoted several times in the book by Cynthia Harriman, “Take Your Kids to Europe.”
In 1995, I moved to Sydney with my husband, Gary, and our son, for what was to be a two-year international assignment with my job. We fell in love with Australia, and stayed. In due course, we became dual citizens of Australia and the U.S. In November 2002, Gary was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. He fought a courageous battle, including aggressive chemotheraphy which gave us precious additional months of life. Gary died in August 2003.
I met my second husband, Clive, in September 2005. We previously lived near Manly Beach, New South Wales, and were married in November 2010. In early 2011, we began a new adventure by following our hearts and moving to Felixstowe on the coast of England. We spend much of our travel time visiting immediate family on three continents, but also enjoy exploring new places and try to make a little time for “just us” when we travel.
In 2008 I left my Asia Pacific executive position and the corporate world to pursue other interests, which include travel, reading, writing, and bien sûr, spending even more time in Paris going forward.
Cheers and thanks for visiting,