About Greta Solomon

Greta Solomon is a writer, journalist and author. She teaches classes in writing for creative self-expression and is the author of Just Write It! (McGraw-Hill, 2013). She has been teaching, coaching and mentoring writers since 2006. Her clients have included executives from multi-million pound companies, students, entrepreneurs and creatives. She has a psychology degree and qualifications in life coaching, teaching and lyric writing. Born and bred in London to Caribbean parents, Greta moved to Norway with her Norwegian husband in 2011. They currently live in Oslo with their daughter, Savannah. Greta blogs about life, love, writing and self-expression at www.gretasolomon.com

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Expat Round-up: All change in expat land

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves” ~ Anatole France. If there’s one thing you can be certain of as an expat, it’s that life will change. Like the weather, the change can happen daily, hourly or even minute-to-minute. And as […]

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Expat Round-up: An expat returns

So, you’ve settled, and you’ve assimilated as best you can. So, what happens when it’s time to leave? This round-up explores just that with a selection of posts from bloggers who’ve decided it’s time to return home. (Plus, one from a blogger who is staying put). In these Brexit-led times of political upheaval – the […]

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Expat Round-up: Flights, sights & strolls

Last Spring, my sister and her boyfriend stopped off in Oslo, just for the day, as part of a two-week cruise. As my daughter and I walked to the ship to meet them, the city suddenly looked different. Scores of their fellow passengers were walking towards us, and as I looked across the harbour, I suddenly […]

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Expat Round-up: Things to consider before the move

“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” I love that line, taken from LP Hartley’s novel The Go-Between. While studying for my A-level in English Literature, I read it again and again and again. I had only travelled abroad a handful of times then. I hadn’t yet shed any past skins, […]

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Expat Round-up: Tales from the frontline

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ~ Maya Angelou Last week it snowed. Just gently, as though someone had given the streets a generous dusting of icing powder. Then it rained, turning the powder into puddles of ice. […]

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Expat Round-up: The pleasures & pains of expat living

“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” ~ Goethe 2017. A fresh start. A new beginning. And a warm welcome from me. I’m Greta Solomon, the new Expat Round-up editor. I’m a Brit mum living in Oslo, Norway with my Norwegian […]

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