Expats: Settling back into the UK & the month of Ramadan

HI! What a month May was, eh?  We had two Bank Holidays AND a Royal Wedding. How awesome was that? I totally get it that there has been mixed feelings about the wedding be it a matter of race, finance, republicanism or (post)colonialism. The latter had me at torn, being an expat from the Commonwealth.…

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Expat Round-up: Home and away

Month to month the Expat Round-Up is different. Some months there’s a theme. Other months, I simply share the sterling work that my fellow expat bloggers produce and look for the common thread. This month, the thread that I picked up lead made me think of home and away. I don’t mean the television soap…

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Expat Round-up: The experiences of being an expat parent

Parenting is challenging because there really is no one way to do it. We all have our ideas of what it takes to be a good parent. Question is; how do expat parents fare against different cultural beliefs, government policies and so on?  My beliefs have altered over the years. The ideals I had as…

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Expat Round-up: Of trials & triumphs

Well how do you like that?! Who could have expected snow in March and so much of it as well?  In all the years that I have liked in the UK this has been the most snow fall I’ve ever experienced, in The Burbs.  The school run has been tricky as a pedestrian but fun…

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Expat Round-up: Resolutions

   February is the shortest month of the year but it can be quite bleak. The reminance of the Christmas jollies has died away and our resolve for change may be waning. Expats probably feel the pressure to succeed more; after all didn’t we leave our home countries for a better life? Socio-economic change is…

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Expat Round-up: Goodbye 2017 & hello 2018

Hello, Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. I know Christmas can be rough for expats, especially new expats, without the support of family.  Being away from loved ones may make us blue. In December, I wrote a post on how to survive Christmas as an expat but really it can…

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