Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Magazines and books help you reconnect with home after moving

Ok as an avid reader I loved this photo and felt true envy at the thought of being surrounded by so many books. As the trailing spouse recently starting a new life in a new city, it reminded me how books have kept me company on the moves throughout my life.

As Laurel commented on my post about magazines, subscriptions from your home town or country are a great way to stay connected. One woman I knew received the local, weekly newspaper for years, then when she visited she did not feel like such a stranger.

Although I have stayed domestic (and oh yes, there's a double meaning as this time I am a stay at home spouse!) with my relocation, subscriptions to the same magazines as my mom, in some small way have made me feel closer to her.

So if you have a loved one moving away, perhaps think of a book or a magazine subscription that may let them take a bit of home with them.

Any other ideas?


  1. Greetings,

    I really like the idea of using a local publication to keep up with a home zone. Or even just a place where other relatives live -- I have many in the Maritimes and just don't know what's going on there.

    All best wishes,


  2. Thanks! It does help us feel more connected when we are plugged into our loved ones' local happenings. Takes a huge story often to make the national news.