The Free-Range Writer

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The Free-Range Writer
It began as a midlife crisis. I was 40, living in Auckland, and ripe for some middle-aged recklessness. I transplanted my kids and long-suffering husband first to rural New Zealand, then to London, documenting the fun and folly as we went.
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  • Over and out 3 years ago It’s late August and I’ve barely finished the six loads of laundry from our Barcelona holiday when I fall down a wormhole of work. When I emerge again, it’s winter and we’re only weeks from our London departure date. My copywriting business, relaunched slowly over the previous year, has hit...
  • Neighbourhood watching 3 years ago It would be a spectacular disappointment if I’d allowed myself expectations. I’ve lived through enough UK summers, though, to have formulated none at all. And because I’ve still only been back a year, I haven’t really minded the more or less total failure of summer to appear. It’s late...
  • Life overboard 3 years ago To begin with it feels nothing but alien, its spaces clean and bleak and anodyne. Nothing is intuitive or familiarly located; every task requires conscious navigation. I feel weary beyond the physical, as if the sheer newness of everything takes effort to process; as if the energy of rolling with...
  • Ready to roll... again 3 years ago Toaster jug iron vacuum cleaner laundry basket laundry rack towels duvet inners x3 fitted sheets x3 duvet covers x2+ pillows x2 pillowcases mattress protectors mirror coat hangers kitchen bin bucket broom bedside lamp oven mitt tea towels dish rack dinner set cutlery set mugs water glasses salad...
  • Unfortunately, fortunately 4 years ago Stability. Settledness. A mostly predictable order to things. Ahh. It lasts about four days. It’s the first week of my new nannied-up routine and I’m just relaxing into the roomy new shape of my week when the email arrives from the letting agent. The landlords won’t be renewing our lease in... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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