My name is Lorna. I always thought I’d enjoy the ex-pat life. After raising 4/5 of our brood of children, my husband and I decided to leave the Oregon nest with our last little chicken in tow. The three of us moved to Damascus, Syria in August of 2011 to teach and learn at the American school there, and I launched this blog with the intention of chronicling our experience. Blogging in Syria turned out to be an iffy proposition, but I started posting again when we temporarily relocated in Sarajevo. Next stop was Ethiopia where I spent three rewarding years. Now empty-nesters, my husband and I are teaching in Cairo.
Two of my passions are reading and cooking, so expect books and food to figure prominently in my narratives!