I love listening to podcasts to pass the time on my commute to and from work and now use them for pretty much any time I am waiting – at airports, in waiting rooms, at the hairdresser, even while having a massage. I use the Pocket Casts app which is reliable and easy to use. […]
We all have people come and go from our lives, but this effect is magnified for expats who need to not only make friends each time they move to a new country (usually fellow expats) but also cope with constant departures of fellow expat friends. There are definite advantages to having a group of expat […]
I have worked at several offices where my colleagues have returned from overseas trips bearing edible gifts for the office. American candy, Canadian maple syrup cookies, French macaroons, Swiss chocolate and German gingerbread gave us a taste of their trip and eased the pain of being left behind to man the fort while our colleague […]
I’m sure no one ever expects an international move to run smoothly and be stress-free. Nato and I learnt from our moving to London experience and did things a little differently this time around, but we still ran in to trouble. Here are my tips for anyone making an international move.
After three and a half years living the expat life in London, my husband and I made the difficult decision to head back to Oz. Friends who had headed back before us had mentioned that they found Australia changed, and that it had taken them a good six months to adjust to living back in […]
This year Blue Monday – the most depressing day of the year – fell in the same week as Australia Day, the combination of which has caused me to wonder whether it is time to think about heading home.