For each and every one of us expat girls, there will be that Judy Blume summer that immortalises our childhood.Read More
You realise that in this moment, this darkest moment, she gave you laughter.Read More
This was it, the culmination of the dream. We were trading in years of dusty labour for a lifetime of mountain air.
One day soon we'll be ready to dream again.
It is, after all, what expats do best.Read More
We expats (unabashedly? unwittingly?) use social media to promote and perpetuate the notion that living overseas is one big, happy escapade.
Checking out our feed, you'd think we do nothing but smile, travel, bask in the sun and sip on froufrou drinks.
You'd think the expat life is nothing but one big happy party.
And yet sometimes expats cry.Read More
When moving to your new home in Qatar, it's unrealistic to expect it ‘’all’’. You may have to forsake an amazing kitchen for a grand yard. You may have to give up the extra bedroom to get a top-of-the-line gas cooking range. You may have to forgo the compound of your choice for a stand-alone villa if you want to live within reasonable distance of your child’s school. You may well end up with your own version of a Lego block house ... and you might end up quite pleased ... even quite happy despite it all.Read More