The thing about being an expat is that life is very transient. You make friends, then they move away.  So you make more friends, then they move away.  Then you make yet more friends and it’s your turn to be leaving.  People come, people go.  All make an impression on… View Post

This time last week we were headed to the airport ready to board the plane back to our life in Qatar, our second expat stint away.  A stint where I was no longer the reluctant expat, rather more the reluctant repat.  We landed on Monday evening and it was straight… View Post

“I live in Qatar” Where?! “The Middle East?”  Oh right, what’s that like?  I’ve heard…. Living in the Middle East for the past four and a half years, first in Dubai now in Qatar I’ve had a mix of responses from the incredulous to the where is that?! Since moving… View Post

This time last year I was sat, much as I am now, at my mums house in Derby.  Waiting for the call that said we were ready to move to our new life in Qatar.  We were waiting to take on our next expat assignment in Doha.  Having to leave… View Post

My boys are chalk and cheese personality wise. Something that becomes more apparent when we hit the swimming pool, my four year old HATED the water. Screamed blue murder if you took him in.  And wouldn’t even consider putting his face in the water.  However, at the time living in… View Post