“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”
― Nelson Mandela.
Meet Katja, Cathy and Mike – Who we are, what we like and what makes us “tick”!
This is Katja, she was born on the 23rd of August 2010 in Bulgaria. She loves her school and has plenty of friends. Katja goes to Ambatovy International School (AIS) here in Toamasina, Madagascar.
Katja can be described as:
- Animal Lover
- Very sociable
“It’s taking too long” (usually at the beginning of a long journey) – I think I should also add her other favourite phrase which is “tell me all about….” when she wants to find out more about something.
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Film: Frozen
Favourite Food: Fish fingers and chips
Favourite Toy: Olga
Katja would like to play rugby, do gymnastics and ballet as well as riding a camel, she has recently plucked up enough courage to jump on a horse with daddy and soon wanted to ride on her own.
This is Cathy, she was born on November 5th on the Wirral in the UK.
Cathy qualified as a teacher in 1997 in North Wales, after teaching in several UK schools Cathy embarked on her international teaching career, she has taught in several international schools in countries such as Spain, Bulgaria, Qatar and now in Madagascar
Cathy can be described as:
- Animal lover
- Conscientious about her job
- Loves to travel
Favourite Phrase: Make my wine a large one!
Favourite Colour: Red
Favourite Film: Anything other than Frozen
Favourite Food: Roast dinner
Favourite Song: Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Cathy used to play hockey when she was younger, she is quite keen to take up hockey again, she is very much looking forward to our adventure in the desert.
And finally, this is me!
I was born in Lima, Peru on the 17th of November, I went to School in Argentina (St Paul’s school in La Cumbre) – In 1991 my parents and I moved to live in Oswestry – Shropshire (this is the place I now consider as home), England. I attended North Shropshire College and did my GCSEs and A Levels.
Cathy and I met in the early 90’s and have been together since 92 and got married in 1994.
At the moment I spend my time writing for different blogs as well as offering IT support. I have recently taken up unicycling.
I can be described as:
- Animal Lover
- Very Keen Cyclist
- Shy (yup, believe it or not, I am very shy)
Favourite phrase: This depends on who’s listening
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Film: I don’t have a favourite film as such, I enjoy any mindless comedy where there’s no thinking involved
Favourite Food: Chicken Dansak and Pilau rice and a good lamb roast
Favourite Toy: My phone
I am adventurous at heart, I love a good long drive especially if it involves crossing numerous countries. I would love to go on a once in a lifetime adventure on a very long drive and do something really exciting.
As a Family
We love doing things as a family. During the months when we can spend time outdoors one of our favourite pastimes is camping as well as cycling. Our ideal country to live in would have to be somewhere near the sea with warm weather throughout the year!
We are sociable creatures who enjoy meeting people and making new friends. One of the many fascinating things about meeting people from all over the world is that everyone has a story. It’s so interesting to get to know people to make friends from different cultures and parts of the world. Learning new languages (even if it is just a few words) as well as getting to know other cultures. Every day is a school day when you live outside of your comfort zone. Not only do you get to know others, but most importantly you get to know yourself.
Not Born to Follow
We both feel we weren’t born to follow but to make our own way in this fascinating world. Sometimes, unmade paths lead to the most beautiful locations!