Here There and Everywhere

Expat wanderer

Eleven years with Intlxpatr

This is the first year since I moved to Pensacola that I haven’t thought about quitting blogging. I’ve given this some thought. I remember when I started this blog, upon arriving in Kuwait. Well, not exactly upon arrival, I spent a lot of time reading and observing before I took that leap. It was scary for me.

On the other hand, I didn’t have much to lose. I was new in the country, didn’t know a lot of people, had a husband very busy putting out fires and starting new ones . . . I needed an outlet, a place where I could learn more about Kuwait. Thus Intlxpatr and Here There and Everywhere was born.

Today is the birthday of my blog alter ego ๐Ÿ™‚ ย I bought myself my favorite flowers to celebrate. (remember, this is virtual world; you don’t have to believe everything I say.)

I’m finding that eleven years later, the blog functions in a similar, but different way; it allows me to express my exasperation with the current regime of greed, robbing the poor to further enrich the rich, oppressing the workers they promised to uplift, spreading distrust, even hatred, of the other . . . and WHO is not the other? “Who is my neighbor?”

Keeping with tradition, you are welcome to enjoy the lavish birthday cakes here to entertain you. ย This year, I’m a little focused on the elaborate, and destinations. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

I’m almost afraid to cut this one:

 

So pretty! I would love to do this one for my little granddaughter when she is a little older:

 

Our next expedition; AdventureMan says we are sailing into cold temperatures, freezing rain and possible hurricane conditions. Thrills my heart!

 

 

 

 

Of course, there always has to be a little bit of Paris ๐Ÿ™‚

And a bit of the beach ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for coming by to wish us all well for another year ๐Ÿ™‚

September 6, 2017 - Posted by | Adventure, Arts & Handicrafts, Blogging, Civility, Community, ExPat Life, Pensacola, Political Issues, Quality of Life Issues, Travel, Values

2 Comments »

  1. Congratulations on your blog-iversary!

    Comment by Jennifer | September 6, 2017 | Reply

    • Thanks Jennifer and hello ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comment by intlxpatr | September 6, 2017 | Reply


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