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2010.06.27.Warm and Sunny

June 27th, 2010

We’re still here! Last winter was long – longer than our first year here. Unseasonable cold and winds played havoc for the herders and over a million animals were lost. The government declared a national disaster and international organizations and individuals contributed money and goods to assist. We left on our annual R&R on 28 […]

Sunday, 8 November

November 8th, 2009

Yikes!  It’s been ages since I last posted.  In my opinion, we are well on our way into winter with temps below zero.  Spring, summer and autumn all seemed to run together with no clear delineation of seasons.  The Bubble Garden was taken down the last week of October.  Before then, we were able to […]

Wednesday, 05 August 2009

August 5th, 2009

With health being such a hot item in the media for some time now, I would like to share some tried and true things we’ve done over the years to keep healthy and stay well. Two of my childhood wishes were to live to see world peace and to live to 100! I’ve passed the […]

There’s a great place in UB to eat if you want generous portions at very reasonable prices: Joel’s Slice of Heaven! Tucked away in the Bubbling Springs building behind the American Food Store is an unassuming place that serves up a repast that satisfies even the bottomless pits of three hungry young men. Joel, a […]

Headed over to the garden this morning around 1130 since I didn’t go yesterday. Josh took Max to the dog run to toss tennis balls while I watered the plots. As I approached the garden, a sparrow flew through the open door. He must have flown out the hole in the back window, because I […]

Sunday, 2 August

August 2nd, 2009

Gosh, it’s been over a month since my last post. During that time, it’s been very busy at work, our browser at home continues to be incredibly slow, and I compete with Jess who is doing an on-line course. Today is a lovely sunny day and a good time for a synopsis of what’s happened […]

Just wanted to add a view of our house as it now looks.  To either side of the entrance are Siberian lilac bushes.  Their fragrance is heavenly!

Our Garden

May 16th, 2009

I have a passion for green and growing things. Each place where we plant our own roots for three to four years, I immediately begin scouting out local flora. UB is no different, although compared to Africa, Jakarta, Tokyo, and Canberra, it is much more challenging. After nine months, we have about 15 houseplants; we […]

Saturday, 25 April

April 25th, 2009

The spring winds that we heard so much about must be blowing today. They began during the night and are huffing and puffing for all they are worth this morning. The sky is overcast – whether that’s from clouds or dust, I don’t know.  The morning wind hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of a group of […]

Hello world!

April 22nd, 2009

Today is Friday, 24 April 2009, and this is my first blog post! While I’m physically sitting in Mongolia, I feel connected to the world at large. At the urging of my oldest son, Jeffrey, I decided to start a blog. Jeff’s blog ‘’ has been up and running for several months and I have […]