A closer look at San Miguel de Allende

Meanwhile, back in San Miguel de Allende, the sun is shining and the days are beautifully filled with a festive tone most (all?) of the time. Yes. San Miguel de Allende. If you’re keeping up with my blog, you might remember that I had given up on San Miguel. Turns out I was wrong to […] ...more

Places I have lived or travelled to

Places I have lived: England: Birmingham (my birthplace), Plymouth and Tavistock Australia: Sydney and Parramatta. USA: Santa Monica, Inglewood, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest CA, Corona del Mar, Santa Barbara, Garden Grove CA, Huntington Beach, Raleigh, Chelmsford MA, Moltonbourough NH, Westchester OH, Batesville IN, Alexandria LA, Dunedin FL, Oro Valley AZ and Victor NY. Thailand: Chiang Mai […] ...more

Living in Chiang Mai. It’s not all roses!

I think we all can talk ourselves into just about anything. Right? Even though we KNOW that there are few red flags, we can still talk ourselves into believing that our choice is an excellent one. So if you move to another country, would you force yourself to stay even though you it’s not what […] ...more

Chiang Mai and my cost of living in Thailand

There are few people that can ignore how much the cost of living will be in Thailand   , Mexico, Spain or wherever their idea of paradise is. When I left Tucson Arizona, in January 2013, for greener and cheaper pasture I was also a little apprehensive. I was hoping that my choice of Mexico […] ...more

Which items to sell or pack?

Whether I am packing for a weekend getaway or planning my move to Mexico, “what to pack” is always an issue for me and my guess it is for you also, right? Because I drove from Tucson Arizona to my chosen town of San Miguel de Allende Mexico, then the space in my mini-van, afforded me […] ...more

Is an “early retirement” what you really want?

I think most people would be all ears if I sat down with them and told them that they could absolutely retire early and have an early retirement in a beautiful paradise for less money than they think possible. Even if they loved the jobs they were doing, the thought of retirement is enticing to […] ...more