I am the trailing spouse

Doha is my second stint as an expat wife, a trailing spouse, a stay at home mum.  Moving here, for my husbands work, was a…

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An open letter to my expat kid

To my boys, Expat life, it’s all you’ve ever known, the ultimate expat kids.  From the biggest being 6 months old when we first left…

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The first days of our new life in Qatar

A week ago we boarded the plane in a grey and drizzly Manchester to head for our new life in Qatar.  Where it most definitely isn’t…

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The Loneliness of Putting Yourself Out There as a Mum

Sunday saw us board a plane and begin our new life in Qatar, finding our feet and throwing ourselves in, despite the loneliness that can…

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I didn’t want to be an expat

Expat life.  It’s a difficult one to explain, choosing to leave your family, your friends and your country to go and live somewhere else.  Through…

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An Open Letter to my Expat Kid on Leaving his Expat Life

To My Big Boy, We’ve thrown a lot at you these past few months, everything has been a game changing milestone in itself, something which…

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Saying Goodbye to Dubai

And so today we board our flight, our final goodbyes have been said, and now it’s time to say goodbye to Dubai.  We had a…

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