Greetings from Lakeville, Maine, our now permanent home as of June 2021. It's been quite a year for everyone it seems, and we are no exception. One of my goals in 2022 is to post regularly on this blog, going back to my frugal roots, but I woke up this morning and thought, "Why wait?" So here I am!
As most of you know, we spent the last nine years living in Hong Kong. In the fall of 2020, our contracts were up, and we had to make a decision as to whether or not we would sign again. We loved our jobs and our life in Hong Kong, but there were several factors that led my husband and I to mutually decide it was time to "come home." Our children were all back in the US and grandchildren were/are coming, the situation between Hong Kong and Mainland China was/is changing and Covid changed so much about being able to travel--that is to say, it basically shut down travel for us. So, we shipped 7 boxes, packed up 6 suitcases and headed back to Maine!
Here's a visual of our last few months in Hong Kong, because pictures say so much.
The wet market where I shopped regularly.
|My last pineapple bun (no pineapple used!)|
|Saying goodbye to our school.|
|Frangipani flowers--so fragrant!|
|Trail behind our apartment that led to the mountains.|
|Our farewell dinner with beloved colleagues.|
|I do miss Asian cuisine. Spring rolls at Ruam.|
|A hike to our favorite beach.|
|Ham Tin Beach|
|Tea at the Peninsula Hotel with my fellow school nurse.|
A view of Victoria Harbor from the 103 floor of the Ritz Carlton.
|Afternoon tea at the Conrad Hilton.|
|One of the first snows.|
|Looking out the cabin window on Thanksgiving day.|
|Impromptu trip to Myrtle Beach to visit a friend.|
|I'd never seen the loons with autumn colors.|
|My beloved camp, Living Waters, where I volunteer as a nurse each summer.|
|Home sweet home.|
|Foraging Comb's Tooth and Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms.|
|A drive along Some's Sound.|
|My husband and son at the Smash Up Derby/Springfield Fair.|
|Riding in my Father in Law's Model A on a visit to Michigan.|
|I was able to work for the Maine Army National Guard youth camp this summer.|
|Sunset at the cabin.|
|This is what it's all about.|
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I'll be back in 2022!