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 our Oregon nest with the 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 for friends and family back home.
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. My husband and I moved on to Cairo as empty-nesters. Andreas retired in June 2020 and in September we arrived in Bangkok, Thailand where the adventure continues.
Two of my passions are reading and cooking, so expect books and food to figure prominently in my narratives!