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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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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