To everyone who has checked in with us: we are okay

On Monday morning, around the breakfast table, my husband silently passed his phone over to me.  There was an article open, one which announced the…

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My love-hate relationship with the great summer exodus

The time is nearly upon us, where I abandon my husband for the summer and head for the cooler climes of the UK.  The time…

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Why I’m abandoning my husband this summer

In a little over three weeks we will all be boarding a plane back to the UK for the summer.  Four days later my husband…

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The Expat Wife: Dependant or dependent?

Moving out to the Middle East four years ago I feared the worst.  I went in with the mindset that if I hated it, and…

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The Ritz Carlton Iftar Spectacular; the best way to break your Ramadan Fast in Qatar

Before I moved to the Middle East I had the vaguest sense of what Ramadan was, a slight understanding of Eid and that was about…

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Expat Life: Will I ever come home? Do I even want to?

Last week my mum came over to visit and talk turned, as it always does, to the potential of us returning home.  I’ve always been…

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Expat friendships are what make expat life amazing

It was never in my plans to be an expat. You could go as far as to say it was the furtherst thing from my…

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