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Good Reads December 2013

As we hurtle towards 2014 there is still little chance to sit and reflect on 2013 which will, I imagine, be remembered above all else as the year that the World mourned the loss and celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela. There is nevertheless much to be cheerful about, much to be grateful for, much […]

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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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Working Parents Round-up: Butterflies and bigging up!

Blimey – we are back again – it never ceases to amaze me how quickly this comes back around….it still only feels like last week that I was bemoaning Nick Clegg for not giving us alternatives to the childcare conundrum. And here we are again. Worrying has been the theme of this month; from my daughter, from me, […]

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Expat Round-up: Picking up something from everywhere

As many of you know, over on The American Resident I write about the long term expat lifestyle, making an almost permanent home in another country (the ‘almost’ is probably more in my head than reality as it would be difficult to accept I have moved permanently). This means I’m one of those expats who […]

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Expat Round-up: Love where you live!

The path that led to my expat life was not dependant on one moment. Instead it was a slow layering of influences that built up like a canyon wall around me, channelling me in the direction that eventually led me to a life in the UK. I don’t call it destiny because I believe in […]

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Expat round-up: home comforts, discoveries and memories

It’s the same around the world; everyone seems to be getting ill this year. It seems everywhere I look on blogs, FB and Twitter people are suffering from colds and flu. I had to cancel two meetings in London–I hate cancelling meetings, but I was so rough I just couldn’t cope with the three hour […]

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Expat Round-up: Connect with others like you

There is a solitude to expat life, even if you move with your family, that helps define the experience of living overseas. Solitude is not loneliness (and what a welcome calm in the crazy chaos of overseas living it can be), but when we feel loneliness, even in a group of people, what to do? […]

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Expat Round-up: Transitions

October is a time of transitions for me. The seasons are changing no matter which side of the planet you’re on–unless you’re at the equator, I guess. We feel it here in the UK as a gusty wind on a sunny day, or a dark moody sky above coloured trees, swirling leaves trailing across paths. […]

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Expat Round-up: The back to school edition

Is back to school the same in every country? Our Back to School this year means GCSEs, something totally foreign to me (yes, I intentionally used that phrase!). Because I’m an expat I am aware that I don’t always key into the same concerns the other parents do at my daughter’s school–sometimes at risk of […]

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Expat Round-up: About the Expats

I love About Me pages. Many of my readers know this already. The About Me page is the most clicked-on page in most blogs so it’s got to be good. If someone lands on an interesting post on your blog they may want to know more so they look for an About Me page. If […]

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Health Round-up: SMA, malnutrition & zombie apocalypse

Did you go to Cybher last weekend? I was one of what seemed like only a handful of people who weren’t there and I was reading my twitter timeline with close scrutiny. It sounded like an exciting event with lots of thought provoking topics being discussed and inspirational people giving talks. But, as I sat […]

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Expat Round-up: House mice, punting and tailgate parties British style

I’m writing this month’s expat roundup from a cafe in Cambridge while my children row on the River Cam. We don’t live in Cambridge but I love the city and I love that we’re here every weekend for the rowing. I love being in the famous city, I love the history and the very British […]

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