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Neurotic Nitwit blogs

Moaning and Groaning from an Accompanying Spouse.

The other week I wrote a blog that was downright annoying to many people which I completely understand. It even annoyed me. (http://www.faysflounderings.com/2013/08/01/the-truth-about-our-unhappy-lives/). I implied that my life was one big holiday, when in reality being a serial expat does have its downside. So to set the record straight, I have attempted to list some of … Continue reading »

Categories: Bungling Around Bratislava...and other places, General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs, Travel blogs | 16 Comments

Screaming, Abusive Language and General Disturbing Behaviour.

What follows is based on true events. Some may find the content disturbing. Names have been changed to protect privacy. Our story begins last Saturday morning in a living room somewhere in Europe. There is one man, one woman and one dog in the room. The man  is lying on the couch. The dog is … Continue reading »

Categories: Bungling Around Bratislava...and other places, Neurotic Nitwit blogs | Tags: , , , | 21 Comments

Final wrap up of things I am not very good at.

As I mentioned last week, my husband Greg and I are moving to Bratislava, Slovakia. We fly out tomorrow and are sad to be leaving South Africa and some very special friends here, but excited about this new chapter in our lives. I expect my flounderings will continue, but perhaps under a slightly different format and it … Continue reading »

Categories: General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs | 8 Comments

We are moving…..and arguing…and worrying….

I have not been able to write a blog post for last few weeks as I have been too busy doing the following: Going to Europe and looking for a place to live in Bratislava in the snow. Worrying about which is the best place for us to live in Bratislava in the snow. Packing … Continue reading »

Categories: Bounding along with Bunce, General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs, Sleepy husband blogs, Travel blogs | Tags: , , | 19 Comments

But enough about me. What about you?

A friend told me recently that we tend to compare our insides to other people’s outsides, which may seem obvious, but  had not really occurred to me. Given that I am constantly exposing my insides to all and sundry in this blog, I thought it would be so helpful for my self esteem issues if you all show … Continue reading »

Categories: Bounding along with Bunce, Far out family blogs, General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs, Sleepy husband blogs, Travel blogs | Tags: , , , | 8 Comments

What do JK Rowling, Syria, Piers Morgan and the Kardashians have in common?

I am sitting in a cafe, sipping on a cafe latte and writing this on my tablet (which is better than an iPad my darling told me when he gave to to me for Christmas). I feel just like JK Rowling, except she used a pen and napkin and wrote world famous novels and is blonde and British…OK, absolutely … Continue reading »

Categories: General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs, Travel blogs | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments

What Not to Wear to Meet a Hobbit or the Queen!

I spend way too much time thinking about what I am going to wear.  I dread being overdressed or underdressed in equal measure. There is a refrain that is constantly running through my head: If I am going to the movies: “But what on earth will I wear?” If a friend is having a birthday party: “But what on … Continue reading »

Categories: Bounding along with Bunce, General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs, Sleepy husband blogs | Tags: , , | 22 Comments

My Obedience Training

Our Jack Russell puppy just loves people. Whenever we get visitors, he is convinced they have only come to see him. We are trying to teach him not to launch himself at people’s heads in excitement or lick them to death with his very soggy doggy tongue. We are only having mediocre success. So we decided to … Continue reading »

Categories: Bounding along with Bunce, General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs | Tags: , , | 10 Comments

It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to!

In case I have given the impression that I am not good at anything, I have to tell you I am exceptionally good at crying. I can cry through soppy movies, sad commercials and tragic novels. I can cry when a pet dies or when someone says they don’t like my outfit. I can cry when I stub my toe, get … Continue reading »

Categories: General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs | 8 Comments

Forget Lance Armstrong: My own dark secret.

Someone  call Oprah as I am about to confess something my husband has known for years. I am a terrible shopper. Not only do I take ages to make a decision (see my previous blog for more on that nonsense:    http://www.faysflounderings.com/2012/06/11/things-i-am-not-very-good-at-making-decisions-while-shopping/ ) but I am constantly irritated with anyone associated with trying (or not trying as the case may be) to assist … Continue reading »

Categories: General blogs on things I am not very good at, Neurotic Nitwit blogs, Travel blogs | 8 Comments