Update: Now that we’ve moved to Seattle, this blog has also moved – I’m leaving this one in place for now to keep the links working, but you can find my newer posts at Spiralling Onwards – I hope you’ll keep reading!

My name is Nikki, & I’m a full-time mum to a daughter (6) & a son (4).  I love to read & to learn new things, and am excited about our family’s big adventure: we moved to Luxembourg in May 2015. I think it will be great for the children to experience such a multicultural (and multilingual!) environment while they’re young, and I am also delighted by the opportunity to improve my own language skills and make some new friends along the way.


As well as a way to record and share my experiences on our adventure in Luxembourg, I also want to reflect on & celebrate each small step I take towards living and parenting more positively. I’ve been captivated by spirals for as long as I can remember, and I love the idea that, just as small negative actions can quickly spiral out of control, tiny steps in the right direction can gather momentum and make a huge positive difference – ‘spiralling up’.

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a personal blog for a while now, especially after reading this very convincing list of reasons to blog, and our move to Luxembourg feels like the right time – a big move like this feels like a golden opportunity for introducing some positive changes. Finding my voice and being less afraid to share what I write are steps I definitely want to take, so here goes…!


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