Answering the question of “Why?”

Today would have marked my third anniversary as a reporter at the Glasgow Daily Times. I might have spent my day interviewing a magisterial election candidate, attending an elementary school program or fielding subscriber complaints about how the news staff is never doing enough. But I didn’t. Instead, I woke up in an old farmhouse […]

Life lessons and backup plans

Sometimes, in this wild Workaway world, you show up on a stranger’s doorstep and inside you find two people whom you admire immensely and hope will like you enough to remain your friends for decades to come. Sometimes, you find a chauvinistic pig who treats his wife like a servant and looks at you as […]

Christmas magic in Bavaria

Christmastime in Germany is magical. My husband has been telling me so for five years now, but last month he finally took me to see for myself. Pretty much as soon as Dave and I knew we’d be based in the UK for Christmas 2013, we started planning our holiday trip to Germany. We decided […]

Brook Farm firsts

On Nov. 1, 2013, Dave and I walked into Brook Farm for the first time. We were officially Workawayers, and Sarah and Will Wint were our new “employers.” Our official timeframe of being Workawayers for Sarah and Will lasted from Nov. 1 to Dec. 16 (although we’ve decided we’re not done with them yet). In […]

Tails of Pet Sitting

Dave and I love pet/house sitting for Sarah and Will at Brook Farm. The animals are great, and we thoroughly enjoy pretending we own Brook Farm. We were happy to return to Brook Farm over New Year’s to pet sit again for a couple nights. And with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s talk […]