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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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Expat Round-up: A busy month

And this morning the Black Forest wasn't so black. Grateful for our iglu training which meant we were warm enough😂… #blackforest #familytravel #travelwithkids A photo posted by Emma (@bavariansojourn) on Apr 24, 2016 at 8:00am PDT As with every work posting there comes a little uncertainty from time to time, and it’s currently our time […]

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Expat Round-up: Easter & other holidays

A short-ish Expat round up from me this month as we scramble to get ready for the Easter hols.     Most Expats surrender to the mass exodus during any lengthy holiday period, packing up and shipping out for a week or two.  And although for those of us left behind it can seem a […]

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Expat Round-up: Travel on your doorstep

One of the big advantages of being an Expat is that you often have destinations on your doorstep that others have to spend hours (and quite a lot of money) travelling to.   I look on it as compensation for a life at times I wouldn’t necessarily have chosen!   Even as I write this, […]

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Expat Round-up: A new year

Happy happy New Year!   Sorry – bit of a big break there in the Expat Round up,  caused mostly by the expected arrival of my third baby in the middle of October, and an unexpected hospital stay for me afterwards…  This was followed by countless guests we have had to stay since (14 in total!!) […]

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Expat Round-up: It’s not you, it’s me…

Apologies for the brief interlude! August is typically the busiest month in the life of an Expat, with summer travel coming to an end and the daily cycle of life in a foreign land beginning all over again. Add to that an extreme heatwave here with only a few weeks of pregnancy to go, and […]

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BritMums Expat Round-up: Summer as an Expat

The summer holidays are upon a lot of us international schoolers already. While most of us dream of calm days stretching out ahead in order to relax and unwind, the reality of an expat’s life is very different. More often than not what actually lies ahead is hour upon hour of manic visiting – which […]

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BritMums Expat Round-up – Summer leaving

Can you believe we are almost half the way through the year already? The advent of summer (hopefully – fingers crossed!) brings with it many mixed feelings for Expats (both long-term and short-term), because this time of year also brings with it many an end of contract. Many find themselves packing up and moving on to […]

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BritMums Expat Round up: Repatriation Blues

With Small Person No. 3 beginning to make his/her presence felt in the safe environs of my ever-expanding belly, general pregnancy related insomnia has had me pondering many an Expat related question recently, such as:   “Can I cope with having a baby abroad?”, “Wouldn’t it just be easier to go home?”, “What if we […]

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An All New Expat Round-up: Copenhagen, Tasmania, Canada and Boston!

As much as I have loved it, after three years of writing the Foodie Round up, it was time for a change. Having handed back the gourmet reins to the very capable Mari, I am ready and raring to go for this, my new monthly Expat Round up.   Having lived abroad for the past five […]

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BritMums Expat Round-up: Marathon, toddler or goat?

Running a marathon, eating out with a toddler or milking a goat? Which one would you choose? Last few weeks have been very busy for me, and thanks to moving and not having any Internet at home, I am writing this month’s post only now. Moving is very stressful, and I have not even had […]

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

How 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 […]

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BritMums Expat Round-up: Spring is in the air!

As you are reading this post I am probably in the Watford central pool aiming to swim 2.5km (100 lengths) as taking part in the Swimathon and trying to raise £600 for the Team Honk #teamhonkrelay. I was impressed by the support I got on Twitter. So many RTs. If only every RT was £1, […]

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Expat Round-up: Rome, Mallorca, Seychelles & more

Last month has been so depressing with all the rain we had, but luckily I had some bright moments reading some amazing posts from fellow expat bloggers. I love coming across new blogs and reading about what they have been up to as well as checking my old-time favourites! My January was mostly about getting […]

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Expat Round-up: How do you cope with spending Christmas abroad?

First of all I would like to wish a Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome you to my first post as the new BritMums Expat round-up editor. If you do not know me, my name is Mirka and I have been blogging for almost 5 years at All Baby Advice. I originally come from […]

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Expat Round-up: Promoting expat businesses

One of the reasons I love doing the expat roundup is the opportunity to support fellow expats. I do this to help them but also because I think what they have to offer is of genuine interest for the rest of the expat community and beyond. Today I’m supporting a travel writer, a network developer, […]

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