Mary's Little Yak

A bit of a big adventure in the land of the blue sky

Finally flying home

Thoughts from 4 days ago..... So a 13 hour flight just after an 8 hour flight is a long time to sit and watch films.  Some people, I know, would think it was bliss.  Almost uninterrupted, guilt free, viewing of... Continue Reading →

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Missing Planet Mongolia

    We've been back for exactly 2 months and I've been back in a UK classroom for 3 weeks.  But sadly, at times, it feels like the last 2 years, as amazing as it was, never happened.  Since being... Continue Reading →

Missing you already

I figured the most apt topic of discussion today would be to reflect upon what I might or might not miss once I leave Mongolia.

Final Thoughts

As I sit at my desk during my final free periods in Mongolia, it starts to dawn on me.  This is it!  My last day has arrived.  People have been counting down here since January.  The stubborn part of me... Continue Reading →


My first training session was not exactly successful, a 20 minute run on the running machine which involved a minute of walking in the middle because I couldn't cope and ended in me feeling extremely sick and dizzy, with a headache.

Our Little Roadtrip

A couple of weeks ago we had a week off - the equivalent of the Easter break - and due to our pending Norton adventure in June, and the cost and awkwardness of non-direct flights we decided we would stay... Continue Reading →

A blog or a book?.

So, whilst sitting on the sofa staring out of the window at the familiar view that has become home I realise that I haven't 'blogged' for a while.  Not because of a lack of time, or due to a lack... Continue Reading →

A Mongolian weekend away

So when Noah was invited on his third weekend away with a friend from school, this time we invited ourselves along, lured by a train journey and the opportunity to visit another city - Mongolia's second largest.  We set off... Continue Reading →

10 days, 10 memories

Last year we had promised ourselves that we'd have a beach holiday at Christmas and we also agreed that we'd go somewhere where the temperature was around +30, somewhere to soak up warmth and unpolluted air to help us get... Continue Reading →

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