• Wherein I am not a tourist

    Before I begin today's post, I wanted to thank those of you who have commented on previous posts. You have been so supportive and I am grateful. It is so much easier to keep writing when one knows one has an audience. So here we go... Last week was a week of frustration, and I apologise for not posting, but you will soon see why. We moved into our house on 3 January amid worries that our furniture wouldn't make it through Customs in time or the movers wouldn't be able to coordinate with the shipper on such short notice. But all the stuff got to my house at about the same time the [...]

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    Being Kass

    This post might come off a little more vapid than my usual stuff. I'm not, as a general rule, particularly fixated on my looks. I mean, let us ignore for the moment the fact that I work in an industry that is all about looks. I'm not in high fashion, after all. I'm in historical dress. And yet, it is still an industry about how people look. I also realize this is posted on New Year's Day, but honestly, the timing is coincidental. This week, I move into my new house so it's a time for new things anyway. If we had been able to move into our house when we arrived, I would have [...]

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