The things we miss most

Being an expat is such an integral part of my life now that the things that I missed so desperately at the beginning, the superficial…

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The need for alone time as an extrovert

When I started my career all those years ago as a slightly nervous graduate trainee we had a week long residential to introduce us to…

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When a photograph helps you relive a moment in time

Photos are one of the most evocative source of memory for me, I can look at a photo and not just be transported back to…

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Happy Mother’s Day Mum from your wayward, forgetful expat daughter…

This time last year I realised, belatedly, that I had forgotten to send a card to my mum.  One of the perils of being an…

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The lonely mum: I am lonely but I’m never alone

When I found out I was pregnant with my eldest I was shocked, it was a lot quicker than I ever anticipated.  Not many of…

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Monster Spray: One simple trick to help my child sleep better at night

If you are a regular reader you’ll know that we struggle with sleep. We have done from day one with my littlest, he didn’t sleep…

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Say hello to the f*%&!g fours

No one warned me that when my eldest turned four that it would appear that he would undergo a personality transplant on a daily basis.…

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