The Seven Stages of the Expat Life Cycle

A year in Qatar and I’d say we’re just about settled into our expat life here.  The boys are both at school or nursery, we’re…

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I am not a lady of leisure

I have been called many things in my time.  Wife.  Trailing spouse.  Mum.  Stay-at-home mum.  Expat.  Blogger.  Friend.  Banker.  Daughter.  Laura.  To name but a…

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Friends for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

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…

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Expat Life: Settling back in Qatar after a summer away

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…

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Busting myths: 8 common misconceptions about expat life in Qatar

“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…

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Expat Friends: This time last year you didn’t know me

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…

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The Shark in the Swimming Pool

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…

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