Expat: Life and Love

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? How was it?  How do you navigate dating, when you are an expat these days? My husband and I were introduced by a mutual friend we had. Our first Valentine’s was sweet and the best I had ever had. The rest is history as they day.  Now, as a married…

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Expat stories: Hello, Goodbye and Hello again

Expat life is all about movement, from country to country, town to town. Sometimes for a few months, other times for years.  So, how do expats settle in? This month we have a few new bloggers joining the Expat Round-up. First is Hannah from The Mum and The Mom. She talks about expat acclimatization . I…

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Expat: Intentions for 2019 & new year plans

The things we carry around are what defines us, especially as an expat. Our identity is in the things we choose to travel with: photos, books, food, national dress; a flag. It doesn’t matter if you are newbie expat or have been living in your adopted country for year and years, our stuff defines us.…

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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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