Britmums Expat Round-up: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

expats roundup of blog posts UKHow typical. Once school holidays start the weather just always get worse. This might be the reason why we have never booked a holiday here in the UK, which I think is a shame as I believe there are so many lovely places. We have been very lucky with the weather in sunny Algarve in Portugal, and due to being away I almost forgot about Easter and decorating the eggs. Luckily we created one fabulous chocolate Easter egg just before going on holidays. How was your Easter holiday?

Living abroad can mean lots of positives, but can also have some negative effects on people. I think I have been quite lucky and adapted to living in the UK and Australia quite easily, but I have come across a book review which got me thinking about my next book to read. Check out what Wondering Sheila has to say about The Emotionally Resilient Expat by Linda A. Janssen

I have never been to Milan, and what I imagine about this city is “fashion”, busy roads and beautiful people. Apparently there are some downsides, and if you would like to know what they are, head over to read Pasta & Patchwork Escape post.

Would you know the answer to the next question: What are British most popular sports? If you are like me, not British but married to an English man, you must know the answer. I had to laugh when reading Mother Little Steps post on this theme, as I could see a few similarities in her and my life.

I loved reading the “5 things I love about my expat life” post. It’s a linky, so please check out and come across some new Expat blogs too. I have to agree that being an expat sometimes means raising children bilingually, and am so proud both my daughters also speak Czech as well as English. Living here in London, their home is kind of “abroad” for me, but when we return for long summer holidays in the Czech Republic they feel home over there too as they are able to communicate in Czech with all my friends family. I think just being able to watch TV, go to a local supermarket or even to the cinema to watch a movie in Czech is a great experience for them.

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2 Responses to Britmums Expat Round-up: Rain, Rain, Go Away!

  1. Expat Mum 14 May 2014 at 14:46 #

    So funny about the English weather. (Well, not funny at all really.) Because we know we’ll get a guaranteed summer in Chicago, we don’t stress too much about the awful June weather when we come over, but sometimes I underestimate how cold it will be and have to buy fleeces etc. One year I only packed sandals (what was I thinking) and had to buy closed in shoes my feet were so cold.

  2. TalesofaTwinMum 29 May 2014 at 20:09 #

    I love this round up! It reminds me that I’m not alone in starting a new life abroad. Blogging is such a great community that I hope I won’t feel lonely when we finally make the move to Australia shortly. xx